Great Legal Quote of the Day: Frédéric Bastiat

“Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim -- when he defends himself -- as … Continue reading Great Legal Quote of the Day: Frédéric Bastiat

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Louis Brandeis

“Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.” ---Louis Brandeis, concurring opinion in Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 376 (1925).   Sources: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/274/357/case.html https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/274/357

Great Legal Quote of the Day: The Bible

“Ah! Those who enact unjust statutes,     who write oppressive decrees,  Depriving the needy of judgment,     robbing my people’s poor of justice, Making widows their plunder,     and orphans their prey! What will you do on the day of punishment,     when the storm comes from afar? To whom will you flee for help?     Where will you leave … Continue reading Great Legal Quote of the Day: The Bible