The Scruggs defense just got its official slogan, if it is on the ball enough to know a gem when they see it, from this Q&A in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog with actor Colm Feore, who played Scruggs in a movie.
“Back in November, Scruggs was indicted for allegedly bribing a judge in Mississippi, and it’s turned into quite a mess. In fact, we call it The Mess in Mississippi. The case might go to trial in March. Have you heard about any of this?
I had not heard about this case. But on the face of it, it seems way too dumb for Dickie. My experience of Mr. Scruggs is of a very generous, smart, and kindly southern gentleman. You must always keep in mind that Dickie’s success has likely made him as many enemies as friends. It sounds like rubbish to me.”