The Criminal Justice System Helps Criminals Get Away with Things
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Conservative Trope Examples
- The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) | Attorney Client Privilege Helps Criminals "Get Away with It"Attorney client privilege prevents Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) from presenting evidence that could exonerate a previous client of his who he encouraged to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.
- Thank You for Smoking (2005) | Appeals Courts Depicted NegativelyWhen Joey asks his Dad about his homework assignment, "why is the American government the best government?" Nick responds jokingly, "because of our endless appeals system."Staff AsideConservatives favor restricting most all rights (except guns) including those who are accused or convicted of crimes whereas Democrats are defenders of freedom. They also are critical of defense lawyers. So a joke about endless appeals resonates with conservatives.