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  • You will testify for the plaintiff, of course?
  • I will testify for the plaintiff.
  • Ellsworth Monkton Toohey was the first witness called by the plaintiff.
  • In the next two days a succession of witnesses testified for the plaintiff.
  • On the fourth day of the trial the plaintiff’s attorney called his last witness.
  • The attorney bowed to the bench and said: "The plaintiff rests."
  • The plaintiff’s attorney stated his case in a simple opening address; it was true, he admitted, that Hopton Stoddard had given Roark full freedom to design and build the Temple; the point was, however, that Mr. Stoddard had clearly specified and expected a temple; the building in question could not be considered a temple by any known standards; as the plaintiff proposed to prove with the help of the best authorities in the field.
  • The plaintiff’s attorney stated his case in a simple opening address; it was true, he admitted, that Hopton Stoddard had given Roark full freedom to design and build the Temple; the point was, however, that Mr. Stoddard had clearly specified and expected a temple; the building in question could not be considered a temple by any known standards; as the plaintiff proposed to prove with the help of the best authorities in the field.

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  • Court ruled that the plaintiff had suffered from illegal discrimination.
  • In a landmark ruling, New York Times v. Sullivan changed the standard for defamation and libel by requiring plaintiffs to prove malice—that is, evidence of actual knowledge on the part of the publisher that a statement is false.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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