Thursday, April 24, 2008

Past Principles

“I have never yet heard of a murderer who was not afraid of a ghost.” - John Philpot Curran

JP Curran was an Irish lawyer from the mid-1700s who lived wildly and stood passionately by his principals of integrity. One of his more famous cases was defending a horse-whipped priest against an evil landlord who was physically abusing his mistress and the priest tried to stop it. Curran won the case for the priest and the evil landlord challenged Curran to a duel. The landlord shoot and missed and Curran declined to fire.

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