If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably - well, I don't see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law.
It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed, any more than the converse.
The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation who does not find therein... scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function.
It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
I have not heard that even the New York abortion has done very much in the States where it has been enacted.