Paladin: Now it is a remarkable face of our system of jurisprudence. We take a perfectly ordinary chair, just like that one there. We put a supposed thoroughbred in it, and he immediately betrays himself by braying like a jackass.
Adams: What difference does it make? It seems to me you're forgetting the real reason we're holding this trial.
Judge Bryant: The trial is a search for truth, Prosecutor.
Adams: Virge Beech is a murderer! That's your precious truth! I've seen him take life. Every man in this room has seen the same.
Judge Bryant: If you must string him up, take him out and do it for something he's actually done. but don't ask me to--to run a proper court and then whine that the law casts too bright a light for--for a lynching.