A Civil Action

In a trial, rhetoric is an important part in the success or failure of a case. This is a double-edged sword; it can play out either good or bad. Rhetoric can be used to stress an important detail or idea, but it can also to derail the other side's case, or, just take them out mentally. Unfortunately for Jan, it didn't work to his advantage. Facher's repeated objections caused Jan to lose track and to disturb him. This is not fair, nor right, but it is a part of the legal game that a lawyer must be ready to deal with. If a lawyer is thrown off balance by these tactics, the jury will most likely notice this, and it can be seen as a sign of inconsistency; hurting the chances of presenting a successful case. However, these tactics are viewed differently, depending on the side of the courtroom one happens to be on. To the defendant who happens to be using these "tools of the trade", it is a defense which can only help to serve your side better. To the attorney though, nothing can hurt them more. These rhetoric objections serve only one purpose in their mind: to obscure the truth. In a case with so much at stake, these are the times which these tactics are critical, and, they do the most damage. With the Woburn trial over, the families are the ones hit the hardest. The truth lost in a sea of lies and objections, the defendant's lawyers have done their job, but only to add more persons to the corrupt world we live in.
2. Money. The root of all evil. The savior of justice? Could it be that money is all we need to buy justice in this day and age? Money has not only become a constant, but to some extent, a necessity in today's society and also in the courtroom. It is very important to the legal profession (in more ways than one) and a great advantage to have in a case. With money, a side has the ability to hire experts, buy supplies, and invest in studies, all to learn more about the situation t

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