Lawyers’ Aphorism on Closing Arguments

When the facts are on your side, pound on the facts.

When the law is on your side, pound on the law.

When neither the facts nor the law are on your side, pound on the table.

melendwyr’s commentary:

The seat of reason is a precarious one, and it is to the advantage of the unreasonable to push others over. Beware of those who try to upset your balance, for they are often trying to unseat your reason.

When listening to an argument, do not consider only what it emphasizes, but what it does not emphasize.

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