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Roman history was kind of unavoidable where I was growing up. It was everyw

Roman history was kind of unavoidable where I was growing up. It was everywhere - all the place names and ruins and forts. My dad's a history buff, and I spent a lot of time on Hadrian's Wall. I became fascinated by the idea of what was so terrifying up t
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I think some of my darkness comes from my dad. There is definitely convict

I think some of my darkness comes from my dad. There is definitely convict history on that side of the family, a lot of dodginess. But with the darkness can also come entrepreneurialism, genius traits.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the su

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
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I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framewor

I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

We do not need a heavy theoretical thumb on the scales. What's important is

We do not need a heavy theoretical thumb on the scales. What's important is how the traditional sources of law and legal interpretation - text, structure, history, canons of interpretation, precedent, and other well-established tools of the judicial craft
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I come from a family that has a long history in the legal community of New

I come from a family that has a long history in the legal community of New York and New York state.
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History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes ne

History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes necessary for the federal government to intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state.
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When then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued me in 2003 over my s

When then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued me in 2003 over my stewardship as a director of the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE's legal expenses were more than $100 million, which made it perhaps the priciest litigation in the state's history
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The existing legal constitution is nothing but the product of a revolution.

The existing legal constitution is nothing but the product of a revolution. Revolution is the act of political creation in the history of classes, while constitutional legislation is the expression of the continual political vegetation of a society.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Ou

The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Our nation was founded at a time when people of African descent were held in bondage. After slavery was abolished, they were forced to endure legal discrimination for another 100 yea
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I think the most important idea is to remember that there have been times t

I think the most important idea is to remember that there have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal.
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The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of th

The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.
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