DISCUSSION: The passage is an argument, and the main point is: Defense lawyers should not falsely argue their clients are innocent. It’s better for everyone that way.
- This might not even be true. Not lying is usually less complicated than lying.
- CORRECT. This is a bit indirect, but it’s true. The argument says we can have the best of all worlds. If a lawyer tells the truth, the court, the lawyer and the defendant are all better off. It’s doubtful the client is really better off, but that’s what the author thinks (lines 24-43).
- This might be an argument the scholars from paragraph one would make. But the author’s main point is to argue that lawyers should care about guilt and innocence.
- This is only part of it. Defense lawyers must resolve theses issues after they accept a case as well.
- Huh? Sure, the author think that law should help society. But maybe most defense lawyers lie, in which case the author would think that the practice of law is currently harming society.
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