A Few Good Men

I’m not sure how to say this without pos

Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway

A Few Good Men

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Washington, DC
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Joanne Galloway is an enthusiastic and extremely dedicated attorney working for the

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I’m not sure how to say this without possibly hurting your feelings, but I don’t think you’re fit to handle this defense.

I know you went to Harvard Law on a Navy scholarship and I know that you’re probably just treading water for the three years you’ve gotta serve, just kinda laying low till you can get out and get a real job, and that’s fine and I won’t tell anyone.

But my feeling is that if this case is handled in the same fast food slick-ass Persian Bazaar manner with which you seem to handle everything else, something’s gonna get missed. And I wouldn’t be doing my duty if I allowed Dawson and Downey to spend more hours in jail than necessary because their attorney had predetermined the path of least resistance.

Sorkin, Aaron. A Few Good Men. Samuel French, 1989, pp. 26-27.

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