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Unjust law is no law at all

November 12, 2011

” Unjust law is no law at all” This is a statement made by St. Augustine, and quoted by Martin Luther King, Jr. in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The quote is saying is that an unjust law is not legitimate — there is no moral reason that you should have to follow that law.  Because of this, it is a moral basis for the idea of civil disobedience that King and others followed.

Source: e-Notes_” Unjust law is no law at all