I believe that obiter dicta , like the proverbial chickens of destiny, come home to roost sooner or later in a very uncomfortable way to the Judges who have uttered them, and are a great source of embarrassment in future cases.
The chickens are coming home to roost, and you happen to have just moved into the chicken house.Douglas MacArthur
Our semantic chickens have come home to roost? We have cometo accept all sorts of semantic inversions, just as George Orwell told us we would.
Curses are like young chickens, theyalways come home to roost.Robert Southey
Curse away!And let me tell thee, Beauseant, a wise proverbThe Arabs have,—"Curses are like young chickens,And still come home to roost."edward bulwer-lytton
Chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always made me glad.malcolm (malcolm little) x
The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.Arthur Miller
We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye... We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost.