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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 218 of the American jurist James Coolidge Carter’s brilliant yet unfortunately neglected (posthumous) 1907 book, Law: Its Origin, Growth and Function:

Prof. [Henry Sumner] Maine was, apparently, a thorough believer in [John] Austin’s theories when he began his inquiries. He soon learned that when the actual facts of the origin of law are studied the notion that they are in any sense the creation of the sovereign must be relinquished.

DBx: Pictured here is Carter.