I had just explained to the jury all the reasons that the government’s star witness couldn’t be believed (based on his criminal history): he’s a thief, and thieves lie; he’s a robber, and robbers lie; he’s an organized criminal, and organized criminals lie; etc.
Government lawyer Connie Spence gets up for her closing argument. “You know who else lies?”, she screeches.
And she writes the word LAWYERS in big red letters on the flip pad.
I went back to the courtroom today to get that page from the flip pad. I’m going to get it framed and hang it in my office, and every time I look at it I’m going to laugh.