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  • Frederick Aiken: For the lawyer as well as a soldier, there is an equally imperative command. That duty is to shelter from injustice, the innocent, to protect the weak from oppression and when necessity demands, to rally to the defense of those being wronged...


  • Joseph Holt: Was this the man? (Grabs a head of one of the Conspirators)
    Joseph Holt: Was this the man? [grabs a head of one of the Conspirators]
    General David Hunter: No sir.
    Joseph Holt: (He stands stunned, then realizing his mistake, he grabs another conspirator.) Was this the man?
    Joseph Holt: [he stands stunned, then realizing his mistake, he grabs another conspirator] Was this the man?
    General David Hunter: Yes sir.


  • Frederick Aiken: It's not enough, is it Mr. Holt? It's not enough that you set the rules, you pick the judges. Now you have to turn my witness as well.
    General David Hunter: Counselor control yourself.
    Frederick Aiken: Control the prosecution! Every witness I wish to call has been turned by jail or the threat of it!
    General David Hunter: Counselor I'm warning you...
    Frederick Aiken: There is no limit to how far the prosecution is willing to go!
    General David Hunter: That's enough!


  • Frederick Aiken: I'm just upholding my oath as an attorney and doing my job. That's what you asked, that's what you TOLD me to do.
    Reverdy Johnson: This quoting me back to me can become most irritating. You have your mother's convictions and your father's annoying habits.


  • Mary Surratt: Have you ever cared for something greater than yourself?


  • Frederick Aiken: There is no limit to how far the prosecution is willing to go!


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