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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";
along with:

"an act in law shall worke no wrong"

IOW, what one normally could not do, may be permitted by the law.