Reversal of Fortune: Why Help Guilty People?
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Sunny challenges the class to not advocate for the guilty man, stating that by doing so they are becoming advocates for the crime. Her professor provides a rebuttal and asks if the man really had a fair trial. The basis of the legal system is that everyone gets a defense and the right to a fair trial.

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  1. What does Sunny mean about becoming “partners in his crime”?
  2. Why does everyone get a defense according to the professor?
  3. Why is the professor taking the case?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the freedoms and rights guaranteed by each amendment in the Bill of Rights

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