/ December 24, 2008

Lawdable Quotes: Louis D. Brandeis

Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

~ Louis D. Brandeis
   This quote is  part of his dissent in the case “Olmstead v. United States”, 277 U.S. 438 (1928)  … Fastcase Subscription Required

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