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January 21, 2020


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If it's such a great line, why mangle it?

"If it doesn't fit, you must acquit."

Moreover, you've mangled it trying to make "gloves" grammatical, which misses the entire point. Johnny used this phrase repeatedly to test the validity of evidence, not just the gloves.

Douglas B. Levene

This reminds me of the legendary summary of the movie "Sid and Nancy" -- "Rome and Juliet On Junk." Pithy summaries have their place.

John Steele

just as an historical side note, it's worth mentioning that according to Cochran the author of that famous line was not Cochran himself but rather Professor Gerry Uelman, also on the defense team.

Steve L.

Thanks, John.



That is explained in the clip linked above.

Uelman was, at that time, the Dean at Santa Clara.

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