Great Legal Quote of the Day: William O. Douglas

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.” –William O. Douglas, The One Un-American Act, Speech to the Author’s Guild Council in New York, on receiving the 1951 Lauterbach Award, December 3, 1952. Sources: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/aboutbannedbooks/oneunamerican http://www.quotes.net/quote/12676 http://tinyurl.com/zmdnhhd http://tinyurl.com/kj8n69j  

Great Legal Quote of the Day: The Declaration of Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Antonin Scalia

“Context always matters. Let us not forget, however, why context matters: It is a tool for understanding the terms of the law, not an excuse for rewriting them.” —Dissent, King v. Burwell, 135 S. Ct. 2480, 2497 (2015).   Source: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-114_qol1.pdf https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-114 http://tinyurl.com/heh2bs2

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Aristotle

“Justice is the virtue through which everybody enjoys his own possessions in accordance with the law; its opposite is injustice, through which men enjoy the possessions of others in defiance of the law.” –Aristotle, Rhetoric, Book I, Ch. 9 Sources: http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/rhetoric.mb.txt http://www.logiclaw.co.uk/questorproject/BOOKS/ARISTOTL/RHETORIC.html https://fee.org/articles/justice-and-freedom/ http://www.albertsuckow.com/tag/virtues-talents/