Student or Learner
Two lawers , who were just co-defending in the court, are having a quarel outside the courtroom after one's client gets a heavy sentence and the other's gets a light one.Part of their conversation goes as follow:
-Don't patronize me.
-Why not? You're behaving like a child. You clearly hadn't read the naes.
So what's meaning of "naes" here ?
Any help will be much appreciated.
There's a similar word in the context of parliament/formal debating: the ayes [=votes in favour] and the nays. You could count nays, but not read them. Perhaps it's legal jargon that means 'texts that give a dissenting opinion'
Here's a video where the dialogue comes from. They won't let me watch it here in Poland, but they say you still have a month if you're in the UK. Maybe it could help solve the problem. It should be about 00:19:20 according to the subtitle file I've found.
"Nays." When people vote it is either "aye" or "nay."
This lawyer's client just got convicted and sentenced. The other lawyer seems to be saying that first lawyer did not have a good understanding of the feelings of the jury (he could not "read" the "nays.")
Since they are outside the courtroom, it could also be "the news."
Especially if these lawyers are from New York.
**#*#!!. It's not available in my area.