Thursday, May 13, 2010

UK Barristers Put the US Death Penalty on Trial

The Guardian has posted (here) a video of a mock trial, organized by the legal charity Amicus, in which the defendant is the American death penalty. Two of Britain's leading barristers present arguments and cross-examine expert witnesses. Former lord chief justice Lord Woolfe presides. I won't spoil it by telling you which side prevails.

I should think the video would be a very useful teaching device. It is very well done.

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