Vladimir Putin

Greenspan, Edward L.

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Three favourite anecdotes of the speaker. The concept of the right to counsel as one of the most significant manifestations of our regard for the dignity of the individual. The role of a criminal defence attorney in different societies. The emphasis of that role in a free society. The rising popularity of the victim and the new suggested role for the victim. How that is at odds with the tenets of democratic justice. A discussion of the concerns and values of a democratic society. The speaker's answer to the question "How do we represent a guilty man?" "Guilt" as a legal term. An example of problems caused if one makes a personal judgment about guilt or innocence. A defence counsel's job not to believe or disbelieve; not to make moral judgments. Defence counsel in the role of advocate. "Let justice be done."