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The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information. Bryant H. McGill

I say the law should be blind to race, gender and sexual orientation, just as it claims to be blind to wealth and power. There should be no specially protected groups of any kind, except for children, the severely disabled and the elderly, whose physical frailty demands society’s care. Camille Paglia

In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls. Lenny Bruce

Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all. Edmund Burke

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous. Edmund Burke





Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. Jeremy Bentham

Marriage equality is not a choice. It is a legal right. Cory Booker

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Well, when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone, which is a form of cheating. I guess it wouldn’t be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it’s not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously. Evander Holyfield

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Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. Potter Stewart

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character. Robert E. Lee

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Julius Caesar

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught. Honore de Balzac

Punishment is justice for the unjust. Saint Augustine

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I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction. Stockwell Day

Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen. Paul Ricoeur

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority. Joseph Addison

The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb. Robert Casey

Catholicism is a wide tent in terms of political and legal positions. We could have nine Catholics on the Supreme Court and a great deal of diversity toward the law. Cass Sunstein

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I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five. Steven Wright

Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet. Michael Jordan

One with the law is a majority. Calvin Coolidge

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. Thomas Hobbes

You can’t learn everything you need to know legally. John Irving

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If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. Louis D. Brandeis

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. Voltaire

I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

There should not be a question of legal or illegal immigration. People came and immigrated to this country from the time of the Indians. No one’s illegal. They should just be able to come. Linda Ronstadt

I think the most important idea is to remember that there have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. Edward Snowden

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Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. Charles Lamb

I’ve always thought legal addictions are a great way to create a business. Starbucks is a wonderful example. Nolan Bushnell

The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots at PGA Tour events. Man, the next thing you know, they’re going to have some guy carry his clubs around for him. Jon Stewart

Alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical drugs are legal, but they can hurt a lot of people. Ziggy Marley

Justice delayed is justice denied. William E. Gladstone

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In my role as Wikileaks editor, I’ve been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions. Julian Assange

We should be the pro-legal immigration party. A party that has a positive platform and agenda on how we can create a legal immigration system that works for immigrants and works for America. Marco Rubio

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent. Aaron Allston

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages. Michel de Montaigne

I write on big yellow legal pads – ideas in outline form when I’m doing stand-up and stuff. It’s vivid that way. I can’t type it into an iPad – I think that would put a filter into the process. Robin Williams

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I later spent… five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey, always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting a legal argument for release. John Forbes Nash, Jr.

It is imperative that when thousands of selfless volunteers respond to those who have incurred the wrath of a natural disaster that legal liability need not be hanging over their heads. Jon Porter

We owe the Aboriginal peoples a debt that is four centuries old. It is their turn to become full partners in developing an even greater Canada. And the reconciliation required may be less a matter of legal texts than of attitudes of the heart. Romeo LeBlanc

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. Calvin Coolidge

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. Edmund Burke

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I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example. Daniel Goleman

For centuries we have been living in the society where not laws but people ruled, where there was no legal state. Nursultan Nazarbayev

Men’s indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior. Thucydides

Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics. Preston Manning

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Robert Green Ingersoll

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Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes. Tammy Bruce

It is right to give every man his due. Plato

Fairness is what justice really is. Potter Stewart

The safety of the people shall be the highest law. Marcus Tullius Cicero

If there are people who act outside the law, then the state must use legal means to impose law in the interests of majority. That’s the way it’s done in the U.S., and that’s the way it’s done in Russia. Vladimir Putin

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You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion. Hillary Clinton

Relying on the face might be human nature – even babies prefer to look at attractive people. But, of course, judging someone based on the geometry of his features is, from a moral and legal standpoint, no better than judging him based on the color of his skin. Paul Bloom

Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. Ambrose Bierce

Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law. William Gaddis

I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has. Constance Baker Motley

I think a child should be allowed to take his father’s or mother’s name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction. James Joyce