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Old 05-22-2019, 12:18 AM
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The British Coronation Regalia include three swords: the Sword of Temporal Justice, with a regular point; the Sword of Spiritual Justice, with a slanted point, supposedly to symbolize that only the temporal courts have the authority to impose the death penalty, and the Sword of Mercy, or Curtana, which is blunt, to symbolize mercy.
"I don't like to make plans for the day. If I do, that's when words like 'premeditated' start getting thrown around in the courtroom."

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