golden rule argument
- A strategy used in a jury trial asking jurors to imagine themselves in the victim's situation and render the judgment they would want if they were the victim or injured, potentially compromising the objectivity of the facts
- The lawyer's use of the golden rule argument during the trial was disapproved of by the judge.
- Despite it being frowned upon, the attorney employed the golden rule argument to appeal to the jury's empathy.
- The defense countered the plaintiff's golden rule argument, saying it conflicted with fair and objective consideration of the facts.