Adam Schiff: If Judge Markham doesn't dismiss, the whole thing is circumstantial. The girl works for a priest no less. To a jury, she's practically got a halo.
Ben Stone: Do you have any helpful suggestions?
Mrs. Anna Rivers: I talked to Ms. Shambala, the lawyer.
Paul Robinette: She's a Legal Aid attorney. Legal aid loses 2/3 of all cases they try, the D.A. wins 2/3.
Paul Robinette: Aren't you always giving me the "you can't win every case" speech?
Ben Stone: I don't mind losing, Paul.
Paul Robinette: Could've fooled me.
Ben Stone: What bothers me is 12 law abiding citizens knowing a defendant is guilty and acquitting him anyway.
Paul Robinette: They were flim-flammed by the angle of self defense.
Ben Stone: They KNEW they were being flim-flammed and still acquitted. That is frightening.
Ben Stone: The commandment says, "Thou shalt not kill". It does not say, "Thou shalt not kill only nice people".