Back in frontier days...

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    Back in the days of the rough frontier there was the story of a judge who gave swift but mercurial justice.


    One day he announced in court while the jury was not in the room "The court has a bribe from the defendant for $ 1,400 and from the plaintif for $1,100. The court will return $300 to the defendant and try the case strictly on its merits.


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    Unrelated, my fav is the Benjamin Disraeli retort....

    "Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli: 'I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease'.

    Disraeli replied, 'That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress.'."
     
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    Actually that was said by Charles James Fox to the Earl of Sandwich.

    It is a great line though.

    Disraeli and Gladstone were great buds early in their careers. Mrs Gladstone had issues though.
     

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