"The common law is not a brooding omnipresence in the sky but the articulate voice of some sovereign or quasi-sovereign that can be identified."
by:
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(1841-1935) US Supreme Court Justice, also known as "The Great Dissenter"
Source:
Southern Pacific Co. v. Jensen (1917) 244 US 205, 222, 61 LEd 1086, 1101, 37 S Ct 524
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