Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum

"Let justice be done though the heavens fall".

This saying has been attributed to Lucius Calpumius Piso Caesoninus, but is also often attributed to William Murray, a British Judge, who used it during the Somersett's Case in which he ruled that there is no legal basis for slavery in England.

I believe that justice is essential; for without justice, there can be no free and democratic society. Every person must be treated fairly, regardless of creed, color and status in life. In like manner, punishment must be administered without prejudice.

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