How to Do Things With Words

I’ve seen half-a-dozen links to this unique and amazing pleading, but the world will be a better place with one more.

The setup is that the prosecutor wanted the Judge to order the defense “not to refer to the Assistant District Attorney General as ‘the Government’ during trial.” Seems they thought being called “the government” was prejudicial or derogatory or hurt their feelings or something. Defense hits it out of the park. The really good stuff starts at the bottom of page two.

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2 Responses to How to Do Things With Words

  1. elliott.gorelick says:

    But his blog shows that pretty much any admiration for the author of the pleading should be limited to this one instance.

    Obama birther, Cain sexual harassment defender, bible-thumper.

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