Captain Justice, Guardian of the Realm and Leader of the Resistance

08
Nov 2013

Recently, in response to a motion by the District Attorney in Williamson County, Tennessee, attorney Drew Justice drafted a creative response.

The District Attorney suggested that the word "government" used to describe the Prosecution in a trial has negative connotations for the jury. In Response, Mr. Justice suggested the following additional rephrasings:

  •         The Defendant=the citizen Accused or that Innocent Man
  •         Defense Attorney=Defender of the Innocent or Guardian of the Realm
  •         Defense=the Resistance

When facing an Attorney General, the opposing Counsel gets the title of Captain ("While less impressive than "General," still, the more humble term seems suitable. After all, the Captain represents only a Citizen Accused, whereas the General represents an entire State"). Mr. Justice signs his motion as " Captain Justice, Guardian of the Realm and Leader of the Resistance."

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