Great Legal Quote of the Day: Cicero

“The more laws, the less justice.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero, De Officiis, 44 B.C. Sources: http://rationalargumentator.com/issue30/Cicero.html https://mises.org/blog/cicero-justice-law-and-liberty http://tinyurl.com/jgv7opy http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/cicero/a/CiceroQuotes.htm

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Massachusetts Declaration of Rights

“All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.” —-Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, Article I (1780). Sources: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/Constitution http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/print_documents/v1ch1s6.html http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/massachusetts-declaration-of-rights/

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Theodore Roosevelt

“No man is above the law, and no man is below it.” ― Theodore Roosevelt, Third Annual Message to Congress, December 7, 1903 Sources: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=29544 http://millercenter.org/president/roosevelt/speeches/speech-3775 https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/theodorero118459.html http://www.bartleby.com/206/17.html

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/

Great Legal Quote of the Day: 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, Letter to Charles James Fox, October 8, 1777.   Sources: http://www.notable-quotes.com/b/burke_edmund_ii.html http://izquotes.com/quote/214956 http://bit.ly/2d3ROLy http://www.famous-quotes.com/?page_id=4263 http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/1152/ http://bit.ly/2dwnb4q