Julius: "I'm not on this show a whole lot so my understanding of the law may be rusty, but putting this on an innocent man? Isn't that how our client got into this mess?"
Diane: "Um. We're defending our client."
I mean, I guess I see your point, your stoner high school point, but anyway that's a separate case. One which doesn't exist. So we can cast doubt all over the place -- I mean, this happens in like every episode -- and not feel bad about it, because it's not a frame job because there is no case. Fishmonger hasn't been arraigned, hasn't been accused, hasn't undergone anything harsher than a visit from the Boot Fairy, and he doesn't even know about that. So I feel like that line was an awkward bone thrown to us -- because we are nitpickers who don't understand basic shit -- which we aren't, so it ended up just making things weird for everybody.
Judge Flamme is excited to see Diane in his courtroom, because he collects civil rights activists the way kids collect baseball cards, which is what comes of all this fancy education nowadays. Team L/G gets right to a motion to dismiss, since the prosecution apparently only has this one eyewitness, who was thirty feet away and saw Travis Dolan prior to his arrest, Travis Dolan who has no record, Travis Dolan whose young son Billy turned eight recently and who had to see his father Travis Dolan in handcuffs on his birthday, Travis Dolan who is a Cute Young Dad just trying to make it in this economy Your Honor.
AUSA Imani Stonehouse, randomly: "Your Honor, injustice comes in all shapes and sizes. It's not just in the man held, it's also in the man released. My grandfather once said, A judging brain requires a listening ear. I think that was true then, but it's doubly true now. You need to hear our full case before you can decide. To dismiss before you hear would be an injustice."
Judge: "That's clearly a bunch of meaningless -- not to say offensive -- words, but did I hear the important part right? Your grandfather is the Reverend Roy Stonehouse? I'm honored! Please tell him how greatly he's admired. My first thesis I wrote was on Selma! And convey my respect, as well. We all owe men like your grandfather a huge debt."
L/G: "Well, isn't that interesting, but we were just talking about how Travis Dolan is so innocent..."
Judge: "Not so fast! My first thesis was on Selma, so we're going to trial."