Quotations on Legal

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No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Legal, Authority, Oppression)

FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Legal, Time, Community, Conviction, Day, Prejudice, Rest)

If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Legal, Knowledge, Desire, Information, Law, Order, Writers)

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.
- Todd Akin
(Keywords: Family, Government, Legal, Life, Marriage)

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
- Nelson Algren
(Keywords: Legal, Challenge, Conscience, Humanity, Literature)

I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer - by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people.
- Kenneth Anger
(Keywords: Legal, People, Censorship, Living, May, Publishing, Want)

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
(Keywords: Legal, Information, Mail, News, Public, Talking)

In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Legal, People, Fighting, Laws, World)

Disarming Iraq is legal under a series of U.N. resolutions. Iraq is in flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Keywords: Legal, Iraq, Security)

The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent access to the legal system for those who are hurt.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Legal, Hurt, Majority, Nothing, Republican, Will)

Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.
- Robert Ballard
(Keywords: Legal, Country, Rights, Lies, Sea, Want)

And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing.
- Dennis Banks
(Keywords: Legal, People, Americans)

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
(Keywords: Legal, Purpose, Public, Reason, Saying)

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
(Keywords: Legal, Family, Advice, Agreement)

We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Keywords: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

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
(Keywords: Legal, Control, Law, Security)

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
(Keywords: Legal, People, Country, Elections, Reason)

As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Legal, Slavery, Unemployment)

While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework, I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Legal, Law, Support)

I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language.
- Sonny Bono
(Keywords: Legal, Language)

In regards to The Haunting, people compared it to the old movie, which is unfair. We didn't have the rights to the movie. I couldn't duplicate a single thing because that would have been legal infringement.
- Jan de Bont
(Keywords: Legal, People, Rights, Old)

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
(Keywords: Government, Legal, Power, People, Support)

I think we Americans, of all people, understand the importance of a good, legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life.
- Paul Bremer
(Keywords: Life, Legal, People, Americans, Importance)

I think people should have the legal right to hurt themselves without fearing that they're going to get locked up for doing so. But on a personal level, if someone I loved was hurting himself or herself in front of me, I would, of course, try to restrain them.
- Chester Brown
(Keywords: Legal, People, Hurt, Right)

The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted. The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand, did not want all the votes to be counted.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: Legal, Court, states, United, Want)

A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: Legal, Thought, America, Betrayal, Committee, Giving)

It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.
- Warren E. Burger
(Keywords: Legal, Advertising, Advice, First, Visit, Will)

After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Legal, Chaos, Enemies)

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
(Keywords: Legal, Law, Value)

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
(Keywords: Legal, American, Defense, Office, President)

I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Legal, Marriage, Rights, Gay, Religious, Want, Word)

I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Legal, Life, Church, Rights, State, Want)

IT is curious that, with my somewhat antinomian tendencies, I should have gone to Trinity Hall - which was, and is, before all a Law College - and should thus have been thrown into close touch with the legal element in life.
- Edward Carpenter
(Keywords: Legal, Life, College, Law, Trinity)

Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing.
- Thomas Carper
(Keywords: Legal, Action, Class, Needs, Right)

Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Legal, Abortion, Conscience, Nation, Rest, Will)

The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Equality, Legal, Women, Abortion, Children)

So, I'm getting less chips, paying the same amount of money. Is that legal for them to do this?
- Julie Chen
(Keywords: Legal, Money)

You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand that we couldn't have any kind of discussion without permission, without a legal framework behind it.
- Anatoly Chubais
(Keywords: Legal, Language, Will)

Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Keywords: Legal, Adoption, Country, Diversity, Identity, Italy, Protection, Uniqueness)

However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws. I do not believe that the recent London bombs were the result of any deficiencies in our legal system.
- Kenneth Clarke
(Keywords: Legal, Bombs, Laws, London, Result)

The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Legal, Society, Christ)

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Family, Health, Legal, Abortion, Planning)

Strictly speaking, my interest is not in legal rights for animals but in a change of heart towards animals.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Change, Legal, Heart, Animals, Rights, Interest)

Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another.
- Jon Corzine
(Keywords: Legal, Care, Deeds, Genocide, Obligation, Right, Sense, Words, Wrong)

Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad.
- Wayne Coyne
(Keywords: Legal, Argument, Beginning, Song)

Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it, that the Union was preserved.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Legal, Consequences, Country, Democracy, Fight, Followers, Nationality)

Upon the Constitution, upon the pre-existing legal rights of the People, as understood in this country and in England, I have argued that this House is bound to revive the Petition under debate.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: Legal, People, Constitution, Country, Debate, EnglRights)

I'm more married to Sandy now than when we were married with the legal document. We're still married as parents.
- Bobby Darin
(Keywords: Legal, Now, Parents)

Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you're there, all you need is the expertise and the information.
- Samuel Dash
(Keywords: Legal, Perception, Clients, Expertise, Information, Will)

I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor.
- Samuel Dash
(Keywords: Legal, Money, Justice, Law, Poor)



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