Great Legal Quote of the Day: Thomas Campbell

“What though your cause be baffled,—freemen cast In dungeons, dragged to death, or forced to flee,— Hope is not withered in affliction’s blast,— The patriot’s blood ’s the seed of Freedom’s tree.”   —Thomas Campbell, Trocadero Stanzas, 1808. Sources:

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Charles Dickens

“If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.” —Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop, 1840-1841. Sources:

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Raymond Chandler

“The law isn’t justice. It’s a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.” –Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, 1953. Sources:

Massachusetts Appeals Court Reverses Suppression Motion Ruling in Drunk Driving (OUI) Case

CASE NAME and LINK: Commonwealth v. Jamie Baker, ___Mass. App. Ct.____, Appeals Court No. 16-P-783 (May 4, 2017). SUMMARY: The Massachusetts Appeals Court, in a unanimous 3-0 decision written by Associate Justice Granger, reversed the District Court’s granting of a suppression motion in a drunk driving (OUI) case. The District Court had suppressed evidence gathered via a sobriety checkpoint based on the fact that the “written operational plan” had not

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Shakespeare

“Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devised at first to keep the strong in awe: Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law. March on, join bravely, let us to’t pell-mell If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.” —William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act 5, Scene 3, lines 336-440. Sources: