If a rule or principle of law is conceptualized as defining a two-dimensional "area" of conduct, conduct within which should be legal and conduct outside of which should be illegal, it has been observed that the border of that area must be a fractal, because of the infinite and recursive potential exceptions and extensions necessary to account appropriately for all variations in fact pattern that may arise.
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Famous quotes containing the word law:
“Mr. Brownlow: The law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.
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—Vernon Harris (c. 1910)
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—W.H. (Wystan Hugh)