legal quotes

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.Joseph Addison

It is already clear that, because of advances in technology, drones are going to play an increased role in warfare in the years ahead. It is therefore vital that the legal frameworks governing their use are robust and internationally recognised.Douglas Alexander

I have been committed to carrying out my duties... in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.Samuel Alito

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.Aaron Allston

We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks.Julian Assange

People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.Norman Ralph Augustine

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.Arthur Baer

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.Honore de Balzac

They seem to have forgotten that, and are back saying the only purpose of P2P networks is for illegal trading of owned goods. We claim part of the reason for P2P is for legal trading of what ought to be in public domain. And what is in public domain in many cases.John Perry Barlow

It was not possible to broadcast any of that because of an agreement between Jackson and the family. Our legal advice was that we could not broadcast it.Martin Bashir

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.Jeremy Bentham

Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.Ambrose Bierce

The American legal industry is a medieval guild in which the prosecutors, bar, and bench join hands to ensure that legal invoices are paid, no matter how excessive.Conrad Black

These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run.Michael Bloomberg

We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not.Michael Bloomberg

As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge.Julian Bond

While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework, I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here.Kit Bond

The only people that should vote should be legal.Pam Bondi

I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language.Sonny Bono

The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives, be it from IRS agents or from child support services, or from other agencies that often have little or no legal restraints on their power.James Bovard