Thursday, October 31, 2013

Turnabout's Fair Play

The prosecution in a criminal case wants the judge to forbid the defense from referring to the prosecution as "the government".  The defense attorney filed the perfect response.

While a small portion of this rebuttal relies on the 1st Amendment, the rest relies on common sense and mockery.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

Isn't it a felony to fail to display appropriate deference to a government official?

Maybe not yet although it wouldn't surprise me all that much to hear a couple of months from now that this defense attorney finds himself on the wrong side of criminal charges. I don't think the obviousness of the vendetta would deter a prosecutor arrogant enough to object to the use of the term "the government".