the court of public/world opinion

noun phrase

: the beliefs and judgment of most people
The statement was quickly condemned in the court of public opinion.

Examples of the court of public/world opinion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Trump has already been acquitted in the court of public opinion. Brittany Carloni, The Indianapolis Star, 30 May 2024 The Night Of uses the pulpy procedural format to explore the grim realities of the justice system, the class and racial fault lines that divide New York City, and the way such incidents can play out in the press and in the court of public opinion. Scott Tobias, Vulture, 14 Apr. 2024 Green said a lawsuit could result if Trump’s defense strategies in the court of public opinion cross the line into defamation. Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News, 29 Mar. 2024 This kind of manipulation can be strategic, as well as useful in the court of public opinion. Kelly M. Greenhill, Foreign Affairs, 9 Feb. 2015 In the court of public opinion, both sides make their case for following international law. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 6 June 2024 Regardless of how someone feels about the legal arguments made during Trump’s trial, Trump’s attempts to prevail in the court of public opinion continue his campaign to discredit democratic institutions and threaten anyone who gets in his way. Karrin Vasby Anderson, The Conversation, 4 June 2024 Pitt tried to fight back, both in family court and in the court of public opinion. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 3 June 2024 After a hellacious heavyweight feud between two of rap’s top superstars, Kendrick Lamar and Drake, the court of public opinion seems poised to announce the Compton MC as the victor. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, 7 May 2024

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“The court of public/world opinion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20court%20of%20public%2Fworld%20opinion. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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