Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quote

It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the grounds upon which it was laid down have vanished long since, and the rule simply persists from blind imitation of the past.


The Path of the Law (1897)

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It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the...

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It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the...

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It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the...

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It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the...