Reversal of Fortune: Why Help Guilty People?
Social Studies → United States Constitution → 6th Amendment
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.
Public Discussion Questions
What does Sunny mean about becoming “partners in his crime”?
Why does everyone get a defense according to the professor?
Why is the professor taking the case?