Res judicata facit ex albo nigrum
Res judicata facit ex albo nigrum, ex nigro album, ex curvo rectum, ex recto curvum. A thing adjudged makes what was white, black; what was black, white; what was crooked straight; what was straight, crooked. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 840.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.