Our Daily Bleg: Got Any Legal Quotes That Top Lamenting the Demise of Dueling?
Our resident quote bleggar Fred Shapiro, editor of The Yale Book of Quotations, is back with another request. If you have a bleg of your own — it needn’t have anything to do with quotations — send it along here.
Last week’s quotation bleg, asking for suggestions of notable recent U.S. Supreme Court quotes, elicited this response from Jerry E. Stephens, quoting now-retired U.S. District Judge Wayne Alley (Western District of Oklahoma):
I suppose counsel have a penumbral constitutional right to regard each other as schmucks, but I know of no principle that justifies litigation pollution. … This case makes me lament the demise of dueling. I cannot order a duel, and thus achieve a salubrious reduction in the number of counsel to put up with.
Clearly the U.S. Supreme Court does not have a monopoly on good quotes. I invite suggestions of other (non-U.S. Supreme Court) legal quotations from recent years.