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Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?
What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law.
At the moment we have a ruling class that has one law and the people the other.
If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end.
Justice is incidental to law and order.
J. Edgar Hoover
The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law.
A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
Very few, if any, first-generation black or white or Asian kids will pursue a Ph.D. They'll pursue the professions for economic security. Many will go to law school and/or business school.
Henry Louis Gates
Amnesty is a big billboard, a flashing billboard, to the rest of the world that we don't really mean our immigration law.
Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places.
Wouldn't it be better to have a watertight law designed to catch the guilty, rather than a press release law designed to catch the headlines?
I came to office promising major ethics reform to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is a law. While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't believe our citizens should have to pay for. That luxury jet was over-the-top. I put it on eBay.
Death is a billion-dollar business. They can't even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don't you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver's license? It's totally insane.
We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends.
Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics. It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.
While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom.
No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God.
The problem... is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not.
This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law, then we no longer have a republic.
The first is the law, the last prerogative.
Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts.
I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself.
Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,' in most instances they're not even law.
It's not the heart that compels conclusions in cases, it's the law.
It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.
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