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When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions.
View quotes by Robert Bork

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
View quotes by William O Douglas

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
View quotes by Milton Friedman

What are the kind of words that somebody would use which could then be implied to be incitement? This will be hard legislation to draft.
View quotes by Mark Oaten

We should not use special budget procedures to jam through legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge
View quotes by Russ Feingold

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
View quotes by P J O'Rourke

A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.
View quotes by Larry Elder

Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
View quotes by Denis Diderot

In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to ban people from wearing pants that fit too low. However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union.
View quotes by Conan O'Brien

The political status legislation which emerged in Congress in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General.
View quotes by Dick Thornburgh

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing will begin in five minutes. - During radio microphone test.
View quotes by Ronald Reagan

We do not regard it as acceptable that those of us who regard it as our duty to challenge any legislation which may have the effect of detracting from the civil rights and individual liberties if any citizen if the UK should be traduced in this way
View quotes by Sir Menzies Campbell

How often in the halls of legislation does eloquence unmask corruption, expose intrigue, and overthrow tyranny! In the cause of mercy it is omnipotent. It is bold in the consciousness of its superiority, fearless and unyielding in the purity of its motives. All opposition it destroys; all power it defies.
View quotes by Henry Melville

You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
View quotes by Lyndon Johnson



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