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4th Dec '17 2:59:02 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Old Testament, Naboth the Jezreelite was given a sham trial by order of Queen Jezebel who had false witnesses accusing him of cursing both God and the king and then having him executed soon afterward so that her husband King Ahab could legally own Naboth's vineyard.
6th Nov '17 8:21:55 PM NightShade96
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* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' has a scene where Commissioner Gordon is brought into a room designed to look like a courtroom. [[VisualPun The jury box is filled with kangaroo statues]] while the Joker acts as prosecutor.

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* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'' has a scene where Commissioner Gordon is brought into a room designed to look like a courtroom. [[VisualPun The jury box is filled with kangaroo statues]] while the Joker acts as prosecutor.
30th Oct '17 8:40:36 PM MasterN
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Very rarely, the reaction to these can in fact be KickTheSonOfABitch, if the court's victim is a particularly despicable villain. Seeing them getting their just desserts at the hands of the corrupt system they themselves may have set up can be incredibly therapeutic both for the protagonists and the audience.

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Very rarely, the reaction to these can in fact be KickTheSonOfABitch, if the court's victim is a particularly despicable villain. Seeing them getting their just desserts at the hands of the corrupt system [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they themselves may have set up up]] can be incredibly therapeutic [[CatharsisFactor therapeutic]] both for the protagonists and the audience.
25th Aug '17 12:22:22 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''{{Exalted}}'': The Roseblack is under advisement to find excuses to extend her campaign in the Threshold as long as possible, as her enemies in the Deliberative are planning to have her executed on trumped up charges of treason the moment she sets foot back on the Blessed Isle (the fact that she actually ''is'' planning to commit treason is merely because she objects to this kind of thing being able to fly).

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* ''{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The Roseblack is under advisement to find excuses to extend her campaign in the Threshold as long as possible, as her enemies in the Deliberative are planning to have her executed on trumped up charges of treason the moment she sets foot back on the Blessed Isle (the fact that she actually ''is'' planning to commit treason is merely because she objects to this kind of thing being able to fly).
6th May '17 8:42:13 AM Jeduthun
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See also TheScapegoat and MiscarriageOfJustice.

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See also TheScapegoat and MiscarriageOfJustice.
MiscarriageOfJustice. Not to be confused with DecadentCourt, which is about a corrupt ''royal'' court, although naturally they have been known to overlap.
1st May '17 7:01:04 AM Fireblood
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* The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in Literature/TheFourGospels. Not only do the judges violate every ''single'' Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates have the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Trials of Roman citizens often go this way, as the magistrate is free to admit or ignore any evidence they please. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, is given a trial, but the outcome isn't in doubt. The only real privilege they have is that citizens can't be crucified (and the trial needs to be in Rome). Paul is put under house arrest and later beheaded, while while they crucify non-citizen Peter (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).

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* The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in Literature/TheFourGospels. Not only do the judges violate every ''single'' Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates have the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Trials of Roman citizens often go this way, as the magistrate is free to admit or ignore any evidence they please. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, is given a trial, but the outcome isn't in doubt. The only real privilege they have is that citizens can't be crucified (and the trial needs to be in Rome). Paul is put under house arrest and later beheaded, while while they crucify non-citizen Peter (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).
30th Apr '17 2:00:44 PM Az_Tech341
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* The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in Literature/TheFourGospels. Not only do the judges violate every ''single'' Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates had the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Even trials of Roman citizens often went this way, as the magistrate was free to admit or ignore any evidence they pleased. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, was given a trial, but the outcome was never in doubt. The only real privilege they had was that citizens could not be crucified (and the trial had to be in Rome). Paul was put under house arrest and later beheaded, while non-citizen Peter was crucified (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).

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* The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in Literature/TheFourGospels. Not only do the judges violate every ''single'' Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates had have the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Even trials Trials of Roman citizens often went go this way, as the magistrate was is free to admit or ignore any evidence they pleased. please. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, was is given a trial, but the outcome was never isn't in doubt. The only real privilege they had was have is that citizens could not can't be crucified (and the trial had needs to be in Rome). Paul was is put under house arrest and later beheaded, while while they crucify non-citizen Peter was crucified (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).
30th Apr '17 10:40:50 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in Literature/TheFourGospels. Not only do the judges violate every ''single'' Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates had the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Even trials of Roman citizens often went this way, as the magistrate was free to admit or ignore any evidence they pleased. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, was given a trial, but the outcome was never in doubt. The only real privilege they had was that citizens could not be crucified. Thus in ''Acts'' Paul is beheaded, while Peter gets crucified (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).

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* The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in Literature/TheFourGospels. Not only do the judges violate every ''single'' Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates had the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Even trials of Roman citizens often went this way, as the magistrate was free to admit or ignore any evidence they pleased. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, was given a trial, but the outcome was never in doubt. The only real privilege they had was that citizens could not be crucified. Thus crucified (and the trial had to be in ''Acts'' Rome). Paul is was put under house arrest and later beheaded, while non-citizen Peter gets was crucified (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).
8th Apr '17 7:00:42 PM Fireblood
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* The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in Literature/TheFourGospels. Not only do the judges violate every ''single'' Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates had the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Even trials of Roman citizens often went this way, as the magistrate was free to admit or ignore any evidence they pleased. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, was given a trial, but the outcome was never in doubt. The only real privilege they had was that citizens could not be crucified. Thus in ''Acts'' Paul is beheaded, while Peter gets crucified (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).
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8th Apr '17 3:20:52 PM Jhonny
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* The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} in Literature/TheFourGospels. Not only do the judges violate every ''single'' Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates had the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Even trials of Roman citizens often went this way, as the magistrate was free to admit or ignore any evidence they pleased. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, was given a trial, but the outcome was never in doubt. The only real privilege they had was that citizens could not be crucified. Thus in ''Acts'' Paul is beheaded, while Peter gets crucified (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).
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