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LEGAL MAXIM
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No one can be at once suitor and judge.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 117)
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Obedience to existing laws is a sufficient extenuation of guilt before a civil trial.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 12)
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In the fiction of law there is always equity.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 127, 130)
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A legal fiction does not properly work loss or injury.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 129)
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No one is considered to act with guild who uses his own right.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 130)
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The trodden path is the safest.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 134)
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He who is silent is supposed to consent.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 138, 787)
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Common error sometimes passes current as law.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 139, 140)
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Necessity defends or justifies what it compels.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 14)
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To declare the law, not to make it.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 140)
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So, the law will not, in general, notice the fraction of a day.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 142)
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Every innovation occasions more harm by its novelty than benefit by its utility.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 147)
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A madman is punished by his madness alone.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 15)
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It is a wretched state of slavery which subsists where the law is vague or uncertain.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 150)
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Law regards equity.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 151)
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The law pays regard to equity.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 151)
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There cannot be given a reason for all the things which have been established by our ancestors.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 157)
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They who seek a reason for everything subvert reason.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 157)
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Many things have been introduced into the common law, with a view to the public good, which are inconsistent with sound reason.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 158)
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The law is the more praised when it is approved by reason.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 159)
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The reason of the law ceasing, the law itself ceases.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 159)
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The cause ceases, the effect ceases.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 160)
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Not to appear is the same thing as not to be.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 165)
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A plea of the same matter the dissolution of which is sought ought not to be brought forward.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 166)
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An exception of the same thing whose avoidance is sought cannot be made.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 166)
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