Thursday, February 6, 2020

Honoring the Law

If citizens cannot trust that laws will be enforced in an evenhanded and honest fashion, they cannot be said to live under the rule of law.
~Dale Carpenter

No one is above the law. In honor of people who actually believe in following the law, we have historic lawyers and judges today.

Frank B. Kellogg
by Philip de László

Thurgood Marshall
Betsy Graves Reyneau

Sophonisba P. Breckenridge, before 1923
Library of Congress, Bain News Service

Louis Brandeis, circa 1916
Harris & Ewing

Emanuel D. Molyneaux Hewlett, 1902
Author Unknown


HWY said...

Excellent theme today...especially considering need for more honorable behavior in Washington, D.C.

Had not heard of Sophonisba P. Breckenridge, but looked her up and she was quite a woman...and honorable indeed.

Michelle Kogan said...

Timely, poignant post Tabatha. Always happy to have a woman in there, and what an interesting person she was, thanks for spreading the importance of living "under the rule of law" around!