DISCUSSION: The passage is arguing that defense lawyers owe a duty to society and so they shouldn’t claim a guilty client is innocent.
- This is close, but the passage doesn’t say that the scholars’ opinions are “morally questionable”. And this leaves out the advice to lawyers given in paragraph three.
- The passage is arguing against this. The author thinks lawyers should decide whether their clients are guilty before deciding how to defend them.
- This sounds like something out of a civics textbook. It completely ignores the argument the passage was making: defense lawyers should consider whether their clients are guilty.
- CORRECT. This doesn’t mention the scholars in the first paragraph, but at least covers the author’s response to them. “Don’t do what the scholars say: do this instead.”
- Lines 47-49 contradict this.
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