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    to justify it in bringing in

    The duty of counsel is to persuade the court that the evidence placed before it is not such as to justify it in bringing in a verdict of guilty, and any private opinion he may have of the guilt or innocence of his client is entirely beside the point.
    (W.S. Maugham; The Letter)

    Would it be OK (if with a slightly changed meaning) if I wrote it this way:

    "The duty of counsel is to persuade the court that the evidence placed before it is not such as to justify bringing in a verdict of guilty, and any private opinion he may have of the guilt or innocence of his client is entirely beside the point."

    Thanks.

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    Re: to justify it in bringing in

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    The duty of counsel is to persuade the court that the evidence placed before it is not such as to justify it in bringing in a verdict of guilty, and any private opinion he may have of the guilt or innocence of his client is entirely beside the point.
    (W.S. Maugham; The Letter)

    Would it be OK (if with a slightly changed meaning) if I wrote it this way:

    "The duty of counsel is to persuade the court that the evidence placed before it is not such as to justify bringing in a verdict of guilty, and any private opinion he may have of the guilt or innocence of his client is entirely beside the point."

    Thanks.
    Yes.

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