Ubi jus, ibi remedium. –
Where there is a right, there is a remedy.
Scire debes cum quo contrahis.–
You ought to know with whom you deal.
The legal system’s often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.
– Henry Miller
The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.
– Justice F. Frankfurter
When the law is against you, argue the facts. When the facts are against you, argue the law. When both are against you, attack the plaintiff.
…idiots, imbeciles, aliens, the insane and women [are barred from jury duty]
– pre-1918 Texas law
Justice is incidental to law and order.
– J. Edgar Hoover
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow.
– Federalist 62
Man’s greatest joy is to slay his enemy, plunder his riches, ride his steeds, see the tears of his loved ones and ravish his women.
– Genghis Khan
It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour.
I regret to say that we of the F.B.I. are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
– J.Edgar Hoover
If Patrick Henry thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see it WITH representation.