bad moral character


bad moral character
Any and every trait involving moral turpitude; lechery; habitual drunkenness. State v Scott, 332 NM 235, 58 SW2d 275, 90 ALR 860 In days gone by, even profanity coupled with Sabbath-breaking. Wieman v Mabee, 45 Mich 484.

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