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Under every system, every mercenary lawyer, under the
fee-gathering system, every lawyer without exception, has an
interest as unquestionably, though not as uniformly, opposite
to the general interest, as that which forms the bond of unity
in communities of thieves or Smugglers. For the sake of fees,
they have an interest in prosecutions, for the sake of prosecution
in crimes — and especially in mendacity, the instrument and cloak
of every vice; where Judges, (being the only class of malefactors
who have got the connivance of the Legislature) have made
judicial procedure a tissue of allowed, rewarded, and even necessities.
It is the power thus obtained, that protects the mercenary
advocate and fee-fed Judge from the Infamy by which the
occasional and unprivileged liar, is overwhelmed. —
Bentham's Rationale of judicial
evidence
1. v. 216

The Judge is the great multiplier, for his own profit, of unjust
demands, unjust defences, and unjust delays, wherein he has attached
rewards to the lies of his subordinate instruments and partners;
and having been suffered to convert his own lies into a source of
profit to himself, he has multiplied them, lies — signed by his own
hand, without limit and without shame. —

P 225

Special pleading, like libelling and forgery, has grown out of the
rt of writing; with this only difference, that forgery conducts men
gallows, special pleading to the bench.

P 359



Identifier: | JB/149/327/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 149.

Date_1

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Box

149

Main Headings

evidence

Folio number

327

Info in main headings field

Image

001

Titles

Category

copy/fair copy sheet

Number of Pages

1

Recto/Verso

recto

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Penner

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Paper Producer

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

Notes public

ID Number

50181

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