Lay’s Lawyer’s Lord of the Rings Defence

Enron’s ex-CEO is apparently cribbing his defence from the third Lord of the Rings movie. Here is a snippet from Ken Lay lawyer Michael Ramsey’s closing today:

There may be a jury that yields to unpopularity, but it’s not this jury. There may come a day when an American jury yields to a media mob, but it’s not this day.

And here, of course, is Aragorn in front of Mordor’s Black Gate towards the end of Return of the King:

A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the Age of Men comes crashing down, but it is not this day!

[Thanks to Lloyd at TreeHugger]


  1. That’s hilarious.