The judge is Roanoke’s Cliff Weckstein and the beer is Ballantine.
As several dozen lawyers listened, Weckstein today described the ideal trial objection: “Precisely right and crystally clear.” As Weckstein noted, the phrase comes from a decades-old jingle for Ballantine.
Research indicates the actual lyrics went like this:
“Cold clear taste that’s precisely right
Frosty, lively, crystally clear”
Certainly, a high standard for any objection in the heat of trial.
By Peter Vieth