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

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

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

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

I'm overly excited to finally announce this amazing global partnership deal back home with EMI Music. I know I have mentioned doing music in the past but for legal reasons I was not in a position to release any new music.Melanie Brown

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes.Tammy Bruce

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.Jean de la Bruyere

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.Samuel Butler

Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.Robert Byrd

I do not believe abortion should be legal.Herman Cain

The president, just as any other American, deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer.Ben Nighthorse Campbell