Police State

Season 8, Episode 11 -  Air Date: 1/11/2004
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Ellenor defends Carrie Moses on assault charges. Moses punched a policeman who, prior to the arrival of a Presidential motorcade, attempted to relocate her to a designated ""free speech zone"" - three miles away from the motorcade route - because she was holding a handwritten protest sign. Alan Shore hires lawyer Matthew Billings (of Crane, Poole & Schnmidt) to represent him in his unlawful dismissal action against Young, Frutt and Berluti. In this episode, we meet Denny Crane (played by William Shatner) and thus set up the elements that will morph into ""Boston Legal"" next season. Ellenor loses her case, but the judge hands down such an intentionally harsh sentence that we all know the verdict will be reversed on appeal. Shore wins a preliminary hearing against Young, and the case will move on.