Devil’s Advocates: On the Ethics of Unjust Legal Advocacy


I argue that it is morally wrong for a lawyer to pursue a legal outcome that he knows to be unjust, such as the acquittal of a guilty client or the triumph of the wrong side in a lawsuit.

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Michael Huemer
University of Colorado, Boulder

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The Problem of Political Authority.Michael Huemer - 2013 - New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
The right and the good.W. Ross - 1932 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 39 (2):11-12.
Morality, Utilitarianism, and Rights.Richard B. Brandt - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
America's Unjust Drug War.Michael Huemer - 2004 - In Bill Masters (ed.), The New Prohibition. Accurate Press.
Morality, Utilitarianism, and Rights.Hugh LaFollette - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (176):410-413.

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