Posted by Rube on June 23, 2004
In Reply to: What is required is not forbidden. posted by Kate on June 20, 2004
"What is required is not forbidden"
: I am currently wondering whether they have a source in a specific philosopher or a holy book ...
Sounds like a legal maxim to me. I imagine if we knew the La**n for it, it could be found in Black's.
Seems to me related to:
"For when the law doth give any thing to one, it giveth impliedly whatsoever is necessary for the taking and enjoying of the same";
"an act in law shall worke no wrong"
IOW, what one normally could not do, may be permitted by the law.