It is evident that most attorneys and legal scholars feel that their ethical obligation to put forth their best defense of a client is the highest principle in law. Agreed, it is a high principle. However, should it be a higher principle than what the system is supposed to achieve - namely, justice? Of course not. If the ethic of a good defense insists on obscuring or hiding truth, it needs to be re-evaluated, because it is then immoral.
Source: Letter to The Wall Street Journal
Contributed by: Zaady