Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Trial Story on an Important Birthday

Today would be Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday.

As he wrapped up his closing statement in the Franklin Shelter trial Wednesday, pro se defendant Jesse Schultz said, "As Woody Guthrie said," when a prosecutor interjected, "Objection! Not in evidence!" Laughter erupted throughout the courtroom, and the smiling judge suggested that he courtroom hear what My. Guthrie had to say. Jesse continued with a quote from Guthrie's "Pretty Boy Floyd": "Some will rob you with a six-gun/Some with a fountain pen."

Thanks Jesse, and thank you Woody. Happy birthday.

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