DISCUSSION: Lines 23-26 expand on 20-23. Lawyers do have a big obligation to their clients. But they also have an obligation to the court. They shouldn’t lie, at the very least.
The right answer is tough. The author of this passages seems to think that lawyers can meet both obligations, even though he never says so directly. The second and third paragraphs give practical advice to lawyers. This implies that they can meet their obligations. The author also never said that the obligations are a bad idea.
- This is incredibly tempting. It would have been correct if it had said: “court and client”. But it says court and society. Lines 22-23 show that the author thinks court and society are the same thing, indirectly.
- Lines 28-31 make clear that guilty defendants should still have a lawyer. The author just thinks the lawyers shouldn’t lie for their clients.
- Lines 37-39 show that in some cases the facts will be uncertain.
- Not at all. Many defense lawyers lie as part of their strategy. The author hates that, and wants it to stop!
- CORRECT. See the explanation above.
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