„As long as we have to administer the law we must do so according to the law as it is. We are not here to make the law.“

—  John Duke Coleridge, Reg v. Solomons (1890), 17 Cox, C. C. 93.
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„We cannot make a law, we must go according to the law. That must be our rule and direction.“

—  John Holt (Lord Chief Justice) English lawyer and Lord Chief Justice of England 1642 - 1710
Parkyns' Case (1696), 13 How. St. Tr. 72. Compare: "We cannot make laws". Reg. v. Nash (1703), 2 Raym. 990; Powell, J., Queen v. Read (1706), Fortesc. 99.

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„We have to administer the law whether we like it or no.“

—  John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician 1820 - 1894
Reg. v. Ramsey (1886), 1 Cab. & Ellis' Q. B. D. Rep. 148.

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„If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.“

—  Louis Brandeis American Supreme Court Justice 1856 - 1941
in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (15 October 1912), as cited in A Treasury of Jewish Quotations, ed. Joseph L. Baron, Rowman & Littlefield (1996), p. 269 :

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„I want to deal with one or two of these mighty precious values that we've left behind, that if we're to go forward and to make this a better world, we must rediscover. The first is this—the first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws. I'm not so sure we all believe that. We never doubt that there are physical laws of the universe that we must obey. We never doubt that. And so we just don't jump out of airplanes or jump off of high buildings for the fun of it—we don't do that. Because we unconsciously know that there is a final law of gravitation, and if you disobey it you'll suffer the consequences—we know that. Even if we don't know it in its Newtonian formulation, we know it intuitively, and so we just don't jump off the highest building in Detroit for the fun of it—we don't do that. Because we know that there is a law of gravitation which is final in the universe. (Lord) If we disobey it we'll suffer the consequences. But I'm not so sure if we know that there are moral laws just as abiding as the physical law. I'm not so sure about that. I'm not so sure if we really believe that there is a law of love in this universe, and that if you disobey it you'll suffer the consequences.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

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