As an associate U.S. Supreme Court justice in 1980, William Rehnquist borrowed from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolantheto register his disgust with the majority ruling in Richmond Newspapers v. Virginia, 488 U.S. 555:

“The Law is the true embodiment
of everything that’s excellent,
It has no kind of fault or flaw,
And I, my Lords, embody the Law.”

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