- All right. Let's make this quick. I only have a 15-minute recess.
recess [ˈriˌsɛs, rɪˈsɛs]
This won't take that much time as long as you're willing to sign this.
What is this?
You're recusing yourself from any cases being tried by Smith and Devane for the next three years.
v. 要求撤换( recuse的现在分词 )
And why would I agree to that?
Because if you do, this whole thing goes away.
I don't care what happens to this thing. It's blackmail, and I'm not giving in to it.
Listen to me, this avoids even the rumor of something that could destroy your reputation. That's what you came to me for.
I came to you to defend me.
We're offering you a way to get out of needing a defense.
What you're offering is a chance to do something unethical.
- You don't do this, we have to argue this in front of a judicial committee, which means all bets are off.
- I know what it means. And I don't care. So instead of trying to broker some backroom deal, why don't you try to figure out how to clear my name? Because I recuse myself, I might as well have gotten paid to overrule that verdict in the first place.
backroom [ˈbækˈrum, -ˈrʊm]