Selection Bias in Historical Sources?

A public choice-inspired point about the nature of historical sources from footnote 58 on p. 585 of Harold J. Berman, Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition:

Nevertheless, no statement of any Roman jurist claiming that the emperor was bound by the laws has survived (or as Peter Banos has said, perhaps no jurist ever made such a statement and survived).

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