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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 6 of Garrett Barden’s and Tim Murphy’s profound 2010 book, Law and Justice in Community:

Law emerges, and cannot but emerge, within the developing communal moral context.

DBx: Law (as opposed to legislation) emerges; law is not consciously created.  Law (again, as opposed to legislation) is the product of human action but not of human design.  To call legislators “lawmakers” is, therefore, a gross and dangerous error.  Law, no more than language, can be made.  Law emerges.