Quotes / Joker Jury

Maybe you've heard of a terrible place
Where the scoundrels of Paris
Collect in a lair
Maybe you've heard of that mythical place
Called the Court of Miracles
Hello, you're there!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, "The Court of Miracles"

"You're a condemned criminal now. It would not do for us hooligans of justice to be seen with you."

Well done, counselor! You've proven that Batman didn't create us - that we messed up our own rotten lives. And as we are so rotten, vile and depraved...we're going to waste you ANYWAY!

"Come on, you’ve seen this one, probably in Saturday morning cartoons: some situation causes all the bad guys to get power over the good guy, who then put him on “trial” for making their lives crappy. In this case, Judas Traveller drags Spider-man to Ravencroft, assigns Kaine as his defense attorney and Carnage as the prosecutor, and looks for a stupidly-timed answer to the question “Does Spider-man’s presence actually create his villains?” Shockingly, if you ask his villains this question, they pretty much say 'yes.'"

"Yes, who can forget the fun-filled Congress of the late-nineties, when a Republican majority decided it was a crime to be a Democratic president and devoted all of the resources and mighty machinery of our great nation to investigating a blowjob."
Bill Maher, Real Time with Bill Maher

"Then went the jury out, whose names were Mr. Blindman, Mr. No-good, Mr. Malice, Mr. Love-lust, Mr. Live-loose, Mr. Heady, Mr. High-mind, Mr. Enmity, Mr. Liar, Mr. Cruelty, Mr. Hate-light, and Mr. Implacable..."
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress

Picard: I recognize this court system as the one that agreed with that line from Shakespeare. "Kill all the lawyers."
Q: Which was done.
Picard: Which led to the rule "Guilty until proven innocent."
Q: Of course. Bringing the innocent to trial would be unfair.
Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Encounter At Farpoint"