in the right

[in the right] {adj. phr.} With moral or legal right or truth onyour side; in agreement with justice, truth, or fact; correct.

Whenthe cars collided, John was clearly in the right.

In going beforehis wife down the stairs, Mr. Franklin was in the right.

In manydisputes, it is hard to say who is in the right.

Contrast: IN THEWRONG.