John Powell

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Sir John Powell (died 14 June 1713) was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas.


  • Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason.
    • Coggs vs. Bernard, Lord Raymond, 911, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason... The law, which is perfection of reason", Edward Coke, First Institute.

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