Monday, June 23, 2008

Real life imitates episode of Shark (well, sort of)

According to today's New York Times (here), one of Morgenthau's prosecutors says that he intentionally threw a case because he was convinced that the defendant wasn't guilty. In the recently canceled CBS series Shark, James Woods's character Sebastian Stark throws a case because he's convinced that his client IS guilty (see here). Guess what, folks? Throwing a case is unethical, even if you're convinced it's the morally correct thing to do. (Nancy Rapoport)

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Any lawyer who even considers throwing a case ought to watch both versions of Cape Fear!

Posted by: John Steele | Jun 24, 2008 10:16:21 AM

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