Government Lawyers

I’m glad I never grew up to be a lawyer. This sort of double-speak can be a lot of fun, but to make it my 9-5 job…

THE COURT: Try my question. Is there a contract?
MR. BRYCE [government attorney]: Your Honor, I think there’s a lack of clarity perhaps about what contract may be being sought. […]
THE COURT: Now wait a minute. Wait a minute. […] You can’t expect the public to have those numbers. The obligation is on the government. The obligation is not on the person who seeks, it’s on the government.
THE COURT: […] So far as you know, is there any such contract?
MR. BRYCE: No, your Honor, so far as I know there is no contract of 115 miles as referenced in the —
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