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In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance.
-- John Perry Barlow

Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
-- John Perry Barlow

If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.
-- US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

The right most prized by civilized men is the right to be let alone.
-- US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. [N.B. This appears to be either a mis-quote, or a short version of something that was expressed in longer form by Brandeis as: “The makers of our Constitution undertook to secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of happiness. They recognized the significance of man's spiritual nature, of his feelings and of his intellect. They knew that only a part of the pain, pleasure, and satisfaction of life are to be found in material things. They sought to protect Americans in their beliefs, their thoughts, their emotions and their sensations. They conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone--the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.”]

If you can't be just, be arbitrary.
--William S. Burroughs

The law is a horrible business.
--Clarence Darrow

There is no such thing as justice--in or out of court.
--Clarence Darrow

Before the majestic equality of the law, neither the rich man nor the poor may sleep beneath bridges, steal bread or beg in the streets.
--Anatole France

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
-- Ben Franklin

I believe that justice is instinct and innate, the moral sense is as much a part of our constitution as the threat of feeling, seeing and hearing.
--Thomas Jefferson

You consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.... The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal.
-- Thomas Jefferson 1820

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
-- H. L. Mencken.

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