"If the law supposes that, the law is a[n] ass ? a[n] idiot." Most recognize the utterance of Mr. Bumble (of Dickens's "Oliver Twist") upon being reminded of a principle of England's law of coverture: that he is responsible for the misdeeds of Mrs. Bumble, as the law presumes a husband controls his wife.
And the 2012 Bumble Award Goes To . . .
The Connecticut Law Tribune
December 28, 2012
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