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Government Does Not Like To Be Called "Government" Because "Government" is Derogatory

Captain-Justice-tempe-criminal-defense-attorney.jpgCheck out this article which describes how the prosecutor in a Williamson County, Tennessee, criminal case filed a motion asking the Court to prohibit the defense from referring to the government as "the government."  The prosecutor argued in her motion that "The State believes that such a reference is used in a derogatory way and is meant to make the State's attorney seem oppressive and to inflame the jury."  In the Defense's response, attorney Drew Justice suggested, among other things, that if the government cannot be called "the government," then the Defendant should be called "that innocent man" and defense counsel "Captain Justice" instead.  I'll let you draw your own conclusions.