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23rd May '16 3:09:44 PM eroock
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-->--''Film/MyCousinVinny''

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-->--''Film/MyCousinVinny''
-->-- ''Film/MyCousinVinny''
20th Jul '15 5:43:01 AM XTC
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* Played with by Burt and Virginia in the "Adoption" episode of ''Series/RaisingHope'' when, completely unqualified, they defend an innocent man on a charge of stealing a moped.
-->'''Burt:''' ''(to the moped owner)'' Mister Lennox, is it true that you decapitate puppies as a hobby? Withdrawn. Weren't you a member of the Taliban? Withdrawn. A pedophile? Withdrawn. A thief? Withdrawn. Defecated in an avocado field? Withdrawn.
7th Jul '15 10:09:30 AM nombretomado
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* Pulled in a KangarooCourt in ''LookingForGroup'', when the prosecutor brings up Richard saving the life of a small child (it ''is'' a trial of demons, after all), then [[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/155 immediately withdraws the question]].

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* Pulled in a KangarooCourt in ''LookingForGroup'', ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'', when the prosecutor brings up Richard saving the life of a small child (it ''is'' a trial of demons, after all), then [[http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/155 immediately withdraws the question]].
27th Jun '15 5:28:47 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' episode "Rough Justice" former judge Stephen Rawley keeps saying this in his futile attempt to stop the ''ad hoc'' trial of Harris being a KangarooCourt. No-one pays any attention.
11th Apr '15 10:13:44 PM yeahwhatevermanguy
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* Pulled at least once in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games, when Franziska von Karma shows off an illegally acquired photograph, not as formal evidence (since that would ruin her Perfect Record, after all), but just to give the judge and audience something to think about. Too bad for her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} the implications fly completely over the Judge's head.]]

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* Pulled at least once in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games, when Franziska von Karma shows off an illegally acquired photograph, not as formal evidence (since that would ruin her Perfect Record, after all), but just to give the judge and audience something to think about. Too bad for her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} the implications fly completely over the Judge's head.]]\n

20th Feb '15 12:47:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''AnatomyOfAMurder'', when Biegler's client directly asks him how the jury can just choose to forget an "inappropriate" question, and Biegler casually admits they can't.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''AnatomyOfAMurder'', ''Film/AnatomyOfAMurder'', when Biegler's client directly asks him how the jury can just choose to forget an "inappropriate" question, and Biegler casually admits they can't.



* In ''TheExorcismOfEmilyRose'', the defendant's lawyer grills a doctor Emily's diagnosis, culminating in the question "So aren't you electively choosing what parts of Emily's experiences fit your epilepsy diagnosis while ignoring those which indicate something else?" The prosecutor immediately jumps in with his objection, where the defense lawyer calmly withdraws her statement. As the lawyer's withdraws her statement, she gives absolutely no outward sign that she's feeling smug, but you can just ''feel'' it.
* The above quote from the movie ''MyCousinVinny''.

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* In ''TheExorcismOfEmilyRose'', ''Film/TheExorcismOfEmilyRose'', the defendant's lawyer grills a doctor Emily's diagnosis, culminating in the question "So aren't you electively choosing what parts of Emily's experiences fit your epilepsy diagnosis while ignoring those which indicate something else?" The prosecutor immediately jumps in with his objection, where the defense lawyer calmly withdraws her statement. As the lawyer's withdraws her statement, she gives absolutely no outward sign that she's feeling smug, but you can just ''feel'' it.
* The above quote from the movie ''MyCousinVinny''.''Film/MyCousinVinny''.



* Used by Jake Bergance in ''ATimeToKill''. He asks one of the victims' mother how many times he has kidnapped a young girl, to which the D.A. responds, "OBJECTION YOUR HONOR OBJECTION." The judge tells the jury to disregard it and Jake just continues on, asking how many times he had ''raped'' a young girl.
* Al Pacino's opening statement in ''AndJusticeForAll'' repeatedly brings up the (inadmissible in court) fact that his client passed the polygraph test. [[spoiler:It hardly matters, considering that he finishes his statement by revealing that his client is completely guilty.]]

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* Used by Jake Bergance in ''ATimeToKill''.''Film/ATimeToKill''. He asks one of the victims' mother how many times he has kidnapped a young girl, to which the D.A. responds, "OBJECTION YOUR HONOR OBJECTION." The judge tells the jury to disregard it and Jake just continues on, asking how many times he had ''raped'' a young girl.
* Al Pacino's opening statement in ''AndJusticeForAll'' ''Film/AndJusticeForAll'' repeatedly brings up the (inadmissible in court) fact that his client passed the polygraph test. [[spoiler:It hardly matters, considering that he finishes his statement by revealing that his client is completely guilty.]]



* ''IntolerableCruelty'' does this brilliantly; a witness gushes an endless stream of ''incredibly'' incriminating testimony that could easily get the case thrown out. The other side's attorney responds with "OBJECTION! IRRELEVANT!"

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* ''IntolerableCruelty'' ''Film/IntolerableCruelty'' does this brilliantly; a witness gushes an endless stream of ''incredibly'' incriminating testimony that could easily get the case thrown out. The other side's attorney responds with "OBJECTION! IRRELEVANT!"



* Done expansively in ''TheVerdict''. The prosecution's star witness gives very damning testimony, which is subsequently stricken. The judge tells the jury in no uncertain terms that they are NOT to consider her testimony. After the trial, the defendant's team lampshades it:

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* Done expansively in ''TheVerdict''.''Film/TheVerdict''. The prosecution's star witness gives very damning testimony, which is subsequently stricken. The judge tells the jury in no uncertain terms that they are NOT to consider her testimony. After the trial, the defendant's team lampshades it:



* Daniel Kaffee pulls this stunt in AFewGoodMen. He knows that Lt Jonathan Kendrick ordered the defendants to assault the victim (a practice known as Code Red), but on the stand Kendrick denies it; Kaffee exhaustively questions Kendrick about his draconian punishments for those that disobey him, and then asks the outrageous hypothetical "If you ''had'' ordered Dawson to give Santiago a Code Red, is it reasonable to think he would have disobeyed you again?" which is of course thrown out (we don't see the jury's reaction). The judge does eventually find Kaffee in contempt of court when he pulls the same stunt on the higher-ranked Col Nathan Jessep, but luckily for him he's gotten Jessep so angry that Jessep launches into a MotiveRant and confession on the stand anyway (the famous "you can't handle the truth" speech).

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* Daniel Kaffee pulls this stunt in AFewGoodMen.''Film/AFewGoodMen''. He knows that Lt Jonathan Kendrick ordered the defendants to assault the victim (a practice known as Code Red), but on the stand Kendrick denies it; Kaffee exhaustively questions Kendrick about his draconian punishments for those that disobey him, and then asks the outrageous hypothetical "If you ''had'' ordered Dawson to give Santiago a Code Red, is it reasonable to think he would have disobeyed you again?" which is of course thrown out (we don't see the jury's reaction). The judge does eventually find Kaffee in contempt of court when he pulls the same stunt on the higher-ranked Col Nathan Jessep, but luckily for him he's gotten Jessep so angry that Jessep launches into a MotiveRant and confession on the stand anyway (the famous "you can't handle the truth" speech).
1st Oct '14 10:21:16 AM Greenygal
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* Pulled at least once in The ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' games, when Franziska von Karma shows off an illegally acquired photograph, not as formal evidence (since that would ruin her Perfect Record, after all), but just to give the judge and audience something to think about. Too bad for her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} the implications fly completely over the Judge's head.]]

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* Pulled at least once in The ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games, when Franziska von Karma shows off an illegally acquired photograph, not as formal evidence (since that would ruin her Perfect Record, after all), but just to give the judge and audience something to think about. Too bad for her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} the implications fly completely over the Judge's head.]]
31st Jul '14 7:49:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* BunnyEarsLawyer Alan Shore does this about six times an episode in ''BostonLegal''. Although he seems to be very aware of its ridiculousness.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer Alan Shore does this about six times an episode in ''BostonLegal''.''Series/BostonLegal''. Although he seems to be very aware of its ridiculousness.



* In ''{{Bones}}'', the episode "The Girl in the Fridge" features a trial and how the evidence is perceived. Both Booth and Brennan's old professor, working for the other side, throw in personal commentary and opinions, shaping the jury's opinions, objected to by the lawyers, and the judge uses this statement liberally. But of course, can't change the jury's having heard their bias.

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* In ''{{Bones}}'', ''Series/{{Bones}}'', the episode "The Girl in the Fridge" features a trial and how the evidence is perceived. Both Booth and Brennan's old professor, working for the other side, throw in personal commentary and opinions, shaping the jury's opinions, objected to by the lawyers, and the judge uses this statement liberally. But of course, can't change the jury's having heard their bias.



* At least once on ''{{Matlock}}'', after Matlock's CourtroomAntics, when the judge ordered the jury to disregard his statement. Matlock muttered under his breath, "Like hell they will."
* In ''MurderOne'', the prosecutor brings up the defendant's previous visit to a sex shop where he examined sadistic looking wrist restraints, and holds up a pair for the witness to identify. The defense objects that there's no evidence that any restraints were used in the murder, but we're left to surmise that the purpose of this tangent was simply for the jury to see the restraints, and see the defendant as the kind of person who would use them.

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* At least once on ''{{Matlock}}'', ''Series/{{Matlock}}'', after Matlock's CourtroomAntics, when the judge ordered the jury to disregard his statement. Matlock muttered under his breath, "Like hell they will."
* In ''MurderOne'', ''Series/MurderOne'', the prosecutor brings up the defendant's previous visit to a sex shop where he examined sadistic looking wrist restraints, and holds up a pair for the witness to identify. The defense objects that there's no evidence that any restraints were used in the murder, but we're left to surmise that the purpose of this tangent was simply for the jury to see the restraints, and see the defendant as the kind of person who would use them.
30th May '14 4:39:10 AM kerani
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* In ''SnowFallingOnCedars'', the prosecution does this, making a very offensive suggestion to the witness and then withdrawing the question before she can respond so as to put the idea in the jury's mind without letting her defend herself. In a mild subversion, though, the judge is ''not'' pleased by this, and gives him a very stern warning not to attempt anything like that again.

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* In ''SnowFallingOnCedars'', ''Film/SnowFallingOnCedars'', the prosecution does this, making a very offensive suggestion to the witness and then withdrawing the question before she can respond so as to put the idea in the jury's mind without letting her defend herself. In a mild subversion, though, the judge is ''not'' pleased by this, and gives him a very stern warning not to attempt anything like that again.
8th May '14 12:50:33 PM MarkLungo
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-->--''MyCousinVinny''

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-->--''MyCousinVinny''
-->--''Film/MyCousinVinny''
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