In oral argument in Baker v. Carr, Attorney Z.T. Osborn, Jr., on behalf of Tennessee voters arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court should hold legislative apportionment ajusticiable issue, exclaimed that "the motto of the Supreme Court of Tennessee is Fiat justicia ruat caelum; Let justice be done if the skies should fall." With that exhortation, Osborn remarked to the Court, "We have no other place to go. Weare at the capital of the world.
Stephen A. Higginson,
Constitutional Advocacy Explains Constitutional Outcomes,
60 Fla. L. Rev.
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