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Marshall – Quotes

Mike on January 18, 2018 - 12:29 pm in Uncategorized
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Read Shepherd Project’s discussion of Marshall here.

Sam:  You want me to try this case?
Thurgood:  No.  I need you to try this case. The Lord commanded Moses to solicit his brother’s help.  He shall be your mouth and you shall be his god.

Thurgood:  After what your granddaddy did to get his freedom, you just gonna give it right back for something you didn’t do? I don’t have to fight for this alone.  I’m gonna fight with you…and we’ve got weapons we didn’t used to have.  We’ve got the law.

Thurgood:  You lied in a sworn statement.  Why would you do that???
Joseph:  Because I was scared.  I was scared what they gonna do to me if they find out.

Thurgood:  I need an army of lawyers like you, Sam.  An army of lawyers who don’t even know they want to make a difference…  Who I can train.

Sam:  You gonna run around putting out fires?
Thurgood:  It’s not really fires I’m after; it’s fire itself.

Thurgood (quoted by Sam):  Why would a woman like Eleanor Strubing…encourage sexual relations with Joseph Spell?  …  The pains of loneliness hit hard.  … [And then] she can’t live with the fear, the shame…

Thurgood (quoted by Sam):  She is a swimmer and she can’t drown.


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