An Essay on Professional Ethics

T. & J. W. Johnson & Company, 1860 - 158 páginas

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Página 20 - Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein : and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
Página xxxiii - It would declare that an act, which, according to the principles and theory of our government, is entirely void; is yet, in practice, completely obligatory. It would declare, that if the legislature shall do what is expressly forbidden, such act, notwithstanding the express prohibition, is in reality effectual. It would be giving to the legislature a practical and real omnipotence, with the same breath which professes to restrict their powers within narrow limits. It is prescribing limits, and declaring...
Página 36 - From the moment that any advocate can be permitted to say that he will or will not stand between the crown and the subject arraigned in the court where he daily sits to practice, from that moment the liberties of England are at an end.
Página 24 - entire devotion to the interest of the client, warm zeal in the maintenance and defense of his rights and the exertion of his utmost learning and ability...
Página 30 - ... them, to himself, is his first and only duty ; and in performing this duty he must not regard the alarm, the torments, the destruction which he may bring upon others.
Página 123 - Long in his highness' favour, and do justice For truth's sake and his conscience; that his bones, When he has run his course and sleeps in blessings, May have a tomb of orphans
Página 1 - There is, perhaps, no profession after that of the sacred ministry, in which a high-toned morality is more imperatively necessary than that of the law.
Página xxxii - So, if a law be in opposition to the Constitution; if both the law and the Constitution apply to a particular case, so that the court must either decide that case conformably to the law, disregarding the Constitution, or conformably to the Constitution, disregarding the law, the court must determine which of these conflicting rules governs the case. This is of the very essence of judicial duty. If, then, the courts are to regard the Constitution, and the Constitution is superior to any ordinary act...
Página xxxvi - ... deprived of his life, liberty, or property, unless by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land.
Página 133 - Up to this morning I believed most firmly in his innocence; and so did many others as well as myself. 'I have sent for you, gentlemen,' said he, 'to tell you I committed the murder!" When I could speak, which was not immediately, I said : 'Of course, then, you are going to plead guilty?' 'No, sir,' was the reply; 'I expect you to defend me to the utmost.

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