Captain Justice

Det amerikanske retssystem skaber nogen gange mulighederne for stor humor. Som eksempel kan man læse denne historie om Captain Justice. Kort fortalt brød anklageren sig ikke om at blive omtalt som “regeringen” og bad dommeren om at forbyde forsvareren og den anklagede at bruge det. Det var så tåbeligt at det var nemt at afvise men så blev forsvareren kreativ.

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Moreover, defense counsel does not wish to be referred to as a “lawyer,” or a “defense attorney.” Those terms are substantially more prejudicial than probative. See Tenn. R. Evid. 403. Rather, counsel for the Citizen Accused should be referred to primarily as the “Defender of the Innocent.” This title seems particularly appropriate, because every Citizen Accused is presumed innocent.

Alternatively, counsel would also accept the designation “Guardian of the Realm.”

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Along these same lines, even the term “defense” does not sound very likeable. The whole idea of being defensive comes across to most people as suspicious. So to prevent the jury from being unfairly misled by this ancient English terminology, the opposition to the Plaintiff hereby names itself “the Resistance.”

[…]

“Captain Justice” kommer ind i billedet da den anklagedes efternavn er Justice.

Dette indlæg blev udgivet i Jura. Bogmærk permalinket.

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