"Miss Taggart," he said gaily, "I’m curious about you, I’m curious whenever anything upsets a precedent.
Too many people objecting, they say, afraid of some fool precedent or another! …. I got the National Alliance of Railroads to suspend the deadline and permit Dan Conway to operate his road for another year —that would have given us time-but he’s refused to do it! I tried to get Ellis Wyatt and his bunch of friends in Colorado to demand that Washington order Conway to continue operations-but all of them, Wyatt and all the rest of those bastards, refused!
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Precedent set by the Supreme Court must be followed by all lower courts.
It could happen—possibly, unlikely, but there is precedent—that the river might sweep my body all the way to the ocean.