Jan 242013
I shall watch further developments with interest. Fiat justitia ruat caelum.
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According to Wikipedia, this Latin maxim means “Let justice be done though the heavens fall,” the belief that justice must be realized regardless of consequences. The phrase seems to be rather recent, especially for Latin phrases, apparently dating from the 1600s. One common usage is by judges who have released those wrongly convicted knowing it would most probably cost them their position due to public opinion.

Not sure that the usage in the story was quite as momentous, it seems to be used more along the lines of “let the chips fall where they may.”

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