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Legal Ethics vs. Moral Ethics


#1

Something is wrong when your legal ethics force you to send an innocent man to jail for life.

A killer's 26-year-old secret may set inmate free

Lawyers hope dead man's confession will clear prisoner serving life term

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24083675/

"What I can't understand is you know the truth, you held the truth and you know the consequences of that not coming forward?" he says of the lawyers. "Is (a) job more important than an individual's life?"


#2

That’s crazy.


#3

Unreal.


#4

You expect more of criminal lawyers?


#5

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
You expect more of criminal lawyers?[/quote]

I expect more of humanity.


#6

[quote]tedro wrote:
I expect more of humanity.[/quote]

What is this “humanity” you speak of?

Legality and morality have nothing to do with each other. Laws are written by man. Morality transcends legality.


#7

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
tedro wrote:
I expect more of humanity.

What is this “humanity” you speak of?

Legality and morality have nothing to do with each other. Laws are written by man. Morality transcends legality.[/quote]

That’s exactly what I mean. I expect humans to recognize that morality transcends some “legal ethic”.


#8

I’m impressed with the way Logan views his fate; quiet, reserved, and totally without faith in the criminal justice system that unjustly took away 26 years of his