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  • The logic of a lot of benmashi confuses me. How does defending wuds who have very obviously done horrible things do anything to help the reputation of wuds? I understand that they're there to ensure they get a fair and honest trial, but isn't that kind of defeating the purpose, especially when it's made kind of clear that a lot of the benmashi actually don't mind getting guilty clients verdicts they clearly don't deserve. It would be like trying to make black people look good, by having a defense lawyer who's black defend a black kid who's been accused of a murder they did do. It doesn't make any sense.
    • To show the world that even the most monstrous WUD can get a fair trial, so that the more honest Wud would be less likely to find an excuse to lash out, and then claim "discrimimation" afterwards.....
  • How does it make sense to have the people prosecuting and judging wuds be human, while having the people defending them be wuds? It seems like the system is set up to be purposefully biased, which might have been purposeful, but if so no one seems to even notice or bring the point up. The prosecutors are obviously gonna be biased because they're prosecuting wuds, while the defense is obviously gonna be sympathic because they're defending one of their own. For a more balanced system, surely wuds should prosecute wuds, while humans should defend them. It'd make for a much less biased system. (Albeit, human defense lawyers might be prejudice towards their clients in that scenario).
    • Because the prosecution represents the state (which is overwhelmingly human) while the defense represents the client, which is always a Wud.
      • I understand the in-universe reason for it, but it just seems as though it'd make sense to have it the opposite way around.
  • So they restrict the use of magic by defendants with those cuffs, but they let all other wuds just stand around in court, free to use their magic? Surely someone might have realized that such a thing was a little bit dangerous. It's like letting a defense attorney have a gun on their personage during a trial, it's just asking for trouble.
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    • Because the cuffs have failed before, and the court needs security.
      • If the cuffs have failed so often before, then why exactly do they still continue to blindly use them? That logic makes even less sense, since you said it yourself, the court needs security. They wouldn't just not bother because the cuffs don't really do much. The benmashi can break their client free at any time they want (which does happen a few times), so it's kinda dangerous to just not restrict their magic use at all.
  • Where does Butterfly get off challenging Cecil's outfit? Not one attorney at the firm wears a proper suit.
    • Cesil is a very junior attourney and hasn't earned the clout to justify ignoring court dress code the way Butterfly, and most of her staff, has.
      • The Judge challenges her outfit too though, despite never bringing up anyone else on theirs. I think it was less court dress code, and more how directly inappropriate Cecil's outfit was. It was basically a ever-so-slightly skimpy cosplay outfit. Everyone else dressed in at least normal clothing, so it was less straight out inappropriate.
  • In Cecil's first case, besides from the incredibly circumstantial fact the defendant used to get bullied by his old co-workers at the bank before he quit, there's literally no evidence proving that he was anything but a customer trying to protect the clerks. Despite this, the Judge was going to find him guilty of the murder. As stupid as that is, I could buy it and just roll with it if it was at least consistent throughout, but it's not. In the case with Hachiya, the defendant isn't charged with premeditated murder due to the "lack of evidence" supporting the prosecution's claims. There's no consistency at all with how this kinda thing works.
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    • Hachiya had connections as a high-ranking official. The defendant in the bank robbery did not. This is Truth in Television, as unpleasant as it is.
  • How does Kamakiri's technique of fainting to make the court adjourn and drop any issues regarding his defense work? I can see him maybe being able to pull this off once, but after that there's absolutely no way he'd be able to get away with it. Constantly conveniently fainting at the exact moment he's being accused of using illegal methods, each one being a false alarm where he turns out completely fine? Twice would be pushing it, but it's possible. Three times is maybe possible, but he apparently does it all the damn time. I don't buy that just suddenly fainting would make them abandon any legal issues with him either in the first place.
  • This is what the characters see when driving out of Boston, on the east coast of the US. The Hollywood Freeway is in L.A. L.A is on the west coast. Apparently wuds can teleport to the opposite side of a continent, or shrink said continent to micro-size.
  • "You're a cute teenage wizard barrister. How could someone like you possibly know how I feel?", says a guy in reference to how he was bullied by co-workers. Because a female, half-Canadian, youngster, attorney that defends wuds is sure to never face any sort of bullying or prejudice in the Japanese legal system. Obviously.
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    • He was likely saying that out of self-pity.
  • No, it is not the case that suffers of dissociative identity disorder never recall memories of their other altars. That's a fallacy that's based on the most common, cliched form of the disorder that often gets depicted in fiction. The "proof" that the serial killer guy was bullshitting having DID when he recalled what his "evil personality" said to Cecil doesn't make a lick of sense.
    • This is probably because the writers were following that cliche in the first place...
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