Quotations About
law

Kaffee: The Government of the United States wants to charge you two with murder. You want me to go to the prosecutor with unit, corps, God, country?
Dawson: That’s our code, sir.

Posted in: A Few Good Men

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

"Of Revenge," Essays (1597-1625).
Posted in: Francis Bacon

Leslie: I’m afraid I’ve made rather a mess of things…You distrusted me from the beginning. Are you going to let them hang me?
Howard: What do you mean by that, Leslie?
Leslie: You could get the letter.
Howard: Do you think it’s so easy to do away with unwelcome evidence?
Leslie: Surely, nothing would have been said to us – if the owner weren’t quite prepared to sell it.
Howard: That’s true. But I’m not prepared to buy it.

Posted in: The Letter

Judge: I thought I told you to wear a suit in my courtroom!
Vinny: You were serious about dat?

Posted in: My Cousin Vinny

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings and lawyers.

Posted in: Richard Pryor

Lavinia: Daddy’s a solicitor, like Matthew.
Dowager Countess: My, my. You’re very well placed if you’re ever in trouble with the law.

Posted in: Downton Abbey

Integrity has no need of rules.

Posted in: Albert Camus

I personally have always voted for the death penalty because I believe that people who go out prepared to take the lives of other people forfeit their own right to live. I believe that that death penalty should be used only very rarely, but I believe that no-one should go out certain that no matter how cruel, how vicious, how hideous their murder, they themselves will not suffer the death penalty.

TV Interview for Channel 4 A plus 4 (15 October, 1984)