Great Legal Quote of the Day: Louis Brandeis

“Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.” —Louis Brandeis, concurring opinion in Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 376 (1925).   Sources:

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Shakespeare

“The jury, passing on the prisoner’s life May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two Guiltier than him they try.” —William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act 2, Scene 1. Sources:

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Declaration of Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” —United States Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. Happy 4th of July. Sources: