[PW] "The king's jurisdiction is as long as the king's arm"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 19:49:08 PST 2017


Katherine Harper wrote:
> The most similar line that occurs to me is "Your right to swing your arms
> ends just where the other man's nose begins," attributed by a Wikipedia
> contributor (in the entry for Oliver Wendell Holmes) to Zechariah Chafee,
> "Freedom of Speech in Wartime," *Harvard Law Review *32 (1919): 932, 957.

An extensive analysis of that saying is available here:

Your Liberty To Swing Your Fist Ends Just Where My Nose Begins
http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/10/15/liberty-fist-nose/

Garson

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> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:55 AM, Thomas Fuller <tdruryfuller at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> A friend is authoring an article on a legal subject and has a dim
>> recollection of the proverb or quotation in the subject line -- or some
>> variation of it.  He'd like to use it in the article.  Can any of the
>> experts on the list provide an authoritative text and a citation?
>>
>> - Tom
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