“A system of law that not only makes certain conduct criminal, but also lays down rules for the conduct of the authorities, . . . .”

“A system of law that not only makes certain conduct criminal, but also lays down rules for the conduct of the authorities, often becomes complex in its application to individual cases, and will from time to time produce imperfect results, especially if one’s attention is confined to the particular case at bar. Some criminals do go free because of the necessity of keeping government and its servants in their place. That is one of the costs of having and enforcing a Bill of Rights. This country is built on the assumption that the cost is worth paying, and that in the long run we are all both freer and safer if the Constitution is strictly enforced.”

-Judge Richard S. Arnold in Williams v. Nix, 700 F.2d 1164 (1983)