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To Defend a Killer [electronic resource]

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A panel of American jurists and a philosopher discuss the ethics of criminal justice. The panelists discuss whether lawyers should defend people whom they they know to be guilty and how aggressive should the defense be. They also discuss where to draw the line when it comes to citizens taking matters into their own hands, deterrence versus rehabilitation, and society's right to retribution. Includes commentary by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defense attorney Jack Litman, and philosopher John Smith of Yale.
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1989
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Public Trust, Private Interests [electronic resource]

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Jeane Kirkpatrick, Joseph A. Califano Jr., Senator Alan Simpson, Peter Jennings and others address the problems of trust--within government, between one public official and another and between the government and the public. The panelists are asked to consider the hypothetical case of a man whose career starts in the administrative branch and moves on to a position as a senator. When he has troubles early in his career who stands by him and what does he owe his superiors? When he casts votes in Congess, is he the servant of the people or of his conscience?
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1989