LAW QUOTES IX

quotations about law

We are either a nation of laws or we aren't.

CURTICE MANG, "Satire: Nogales, no English: Where the law is an ass", Communities Digital News, March 29, 2016

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The trend towards throwing new laws at everything continues apace.

JOHN GARDNER, "When law is part of the problem", Oxford University Press blog, September 14, 2012

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This is how bad laws are made: You compile a bunch populist sections, then cleverly hide in them some draconian ones, which ultimately become the central laws.

ALI SABAMBA, user comment, "Kenyan government bans 'seed' preachers, sex-talk shows", Standard Digital News, January 8, 2016

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Bad laws are easy to legislate, but tough to implement.

R. JAGANNATHAN, "Land Act, Food Security: Why UPA's best and brightest made bad laws", Firstpost, June 28, 2014

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Now, it is of great moment that well-drawn laws should themselves define all the points they possibly can and leave as few as may be to the decision of the judges; and for this several reasons. First, to find one man, or a few men, who are sensible persons and capable of legislating and administering justice is easier than to find a large number. Next, laws are made after long consideration, whereas decisions in the courts are given at short notice, which makes it hard for those who try the case to satisfy the claims of justice and expediency.

ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric

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Tags: Aristotle


Our legislature has continued to take the ridiculous approach of using a fire axe to open an unlocked door as opposed to merely using a more nuanced and slight adjustment to correct a perceived flaw in the current law.

DAVE OWEN, "Self-defense laws are vague", Dakota Student, January 27, 2017

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