Laws and Lawyers

Jefferson’s Views on How Laws Should Be Written

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure.”

— Thomas Jefferson

The Draconian Lawgiver Who Was Killed By His Popularity

The word “draconian” is used to describe laws or methods considered particularly harsh and unforgiving. It is not the way any politician would seek to be described — particularly if seeking the approval of the masses. Ironically, the man responsible for that word was exceedingly popular. So popular, in fact, that the adulation of his…

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It Is Illegal to Wear a Suit of Armor in Parliament

If you are fortunate enough to be elected as a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom, you will probably want to add to your wardrobe so you look good when you are on camera. When you go shopping, be sure you stick with something that is made out of cloth. If your ideal attire…

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