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A Tennessee assistant district attorney has admitted it: “government” is a dirty word. Assistant DA Tammy Rettig filed a motion to prevent defense attorney Drew Justic from using the phrase “the government” in an upcoming trial on the grounds that the term is “derogatory,” according to court documents.
“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.”
Justice told The Daily Caller News Foundation that he “just thought it was a little bit silly,” and filed a fitting motion in response: he wanted to be called “Captain Justice” instead of the defense.
Justice added. “So to prevent the jury from being unfairly misled by this ancient English terminology, the opposition to the Plaintiff hereby names itself ‘the Resistance.’”