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by Karl Heinrich Marx
"Legal is just the word for everything that's not threatening to the ruling order."
paraphrase of Hari Kunzru
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."
by William Shakespeare

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"The law is not the place for the artist or the poet...."
by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
"No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law."
by Emma Goldman
"Good men must not obey the laws too well."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson


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