- $80 a day buys a hell of a lot of lunch.
- Lawyers charge an awful lot of money to sit there and say "no questions, sir".
- The unusual tag on the back of lawyers' gowns is an atrophied remnant of a pouch for food - a sort of legal culinary appendix.
- The secret motto of the High Court is "hurry up and wait".
- Jurors with nicotine addictions are let out during deliberations to smoke. Jurors with caffeine addictions must resort to snorting instant.
- You can dial out for methamphetamine and have it delivered as if it were pizza, even in a dump like Levin or Foxton.
- P dealers don't know the first thing about digital scales.
- The secrecy of jury deliberations would not prevent jurors from serving as witnesses in court if one of their number decided to resolve a deadlock by murder.
- Her Majesty has poor taste in restaurants.
- You can find absinthe in unexpected places.
- "Twelve good men and true" may not be quick, and it may not be pretty, but it works well enough, even for something as complex as conspiracy.
- Finding someone guilty has a moral cost, no matter how clear the facts are.
Friday, May 27, 2005
5/27/2005 12:06:00 AM