The defendant is represented by an attorney named Drew Justice. Mr. Justice's response to General Rettig's motion was to suggest several additional name changes. Among them, Mr. Justice noted that the word "defendant" also has negative implications and suggested that the defendant should be called "That innocent man." Mr. Justice also suggested that he be referred to as "Defender of the Innocent" or "Captain Justice." Since he apparently was not ever a captain, Mr. Justice asked the court for permission to use the title. Mr. Justice also suggested that instead of referring to him and "That innocent man" as the defense, they would prefer to be called "the Resistance." You can read Mr. (Captain?) Justice's entire response here.
So who won? The Resistance did, in part. According to the Business Insider, the court denied the motion in limine and the Defender of the Innocent was allowed to refer to the State of Tennessee as "the Government." The Government got something out of it too, however, as the court decided to use the same terms that prosecutors, defense attorneys, and courts have been using for years. So, General Rettig did not have to call the defendant "that Innocent Man" and Mr. Justice didn't get promoted to captain.
What do you think Mr. Torvik? Did the prosecution have too much time on its hands? Or does it say something about life in Williamson County when the the State of Tennessee is worried about being called "the government"?