Sunday, December 14, 2003

I'm awaiting Nathan Newman's post about tonight's episode of The Practice. Brian Leiter is interested, unless I'm mistaken, in the scientific analysis of what works in a courtroom, with no distinction between legal and non legal argument. Nathan I sometimes think is with Alex Cockburn in criticizing of the rule of law itself. Tonight's episode reached it's climax in an act of jury nullification, in the case of a black woman who killed a drug dealer in cold blood, and ended with the victorious defendant delivering a populist, near fascist, call to arms of the people against crime and criminals, while her lawyers watched nervously from the background. A nice subtle touch.

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