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  •  No, the purported legal maxim is (0+ / 0-)
    Hard cases make bad law.
    often misquoted as
    Bad cases make bad law.
    It has, in fact, no legal force whatsoever. Its only use has been to argue that the law is the law, no matter what circumstances it applies to, and therefore judges should provide no equitable relief; or that a judge should make some unwarranted exception to the law having nothing to do with either law or equity.

    If you have law or equity on your side, you argue them. And if not, you appeal to emotion.

    And if it were what you claim, Rick Perry and others like him would be the bad people making the laws, or as in this case asserting their right to break them.

    Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

    by Mokurai on Tue May 13, 2014 at 06:54:15 PM PDT

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