‘How Groundhog Saved Planet Earth’ By Alan Barysh

The Martian equivalent of the World Court decrees that Planet Earth poses a great danger to the universe. After deciding that this planet deserves a trial the Martians go to Planet Earth and give a summons to Percival Z Fanowski (AKA Groundhog) even though they have confused this Percival Z Fanowski with another world-famous civil rights lawyer. Against all odds, Groundhog agrees to take the case and using the examples of political trials to try and save the planet

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