Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (18411935)
I do not think the United States would come to an end if we lost our power to declare an Act of Congress void. I do think the Union would be imperiled if we could not make that declaration as to the laws of the several States.
Justice OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, address to the Harvard Law School Association of New York, New York City, February 15, 1913.Speeches by Oliver Wendell Holmes, p. 102 (1934).