Marshal Cogburn: [cocks his gun] Mr. Rat, ... I have a writ here says you're to stop eating Chen Lee's cornmeal forthwith. Now it's a rat writ, writ for a rat, and this is lawful service of the same. See? Doesn't pay any attention to me. [shoots the rat]
While drinking whisky in the back of Chen Lee's store, U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne) applies his interpretation of due process to a hungry rat in True Grit (1969).
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