Legal Aid

Enough of justice pinching the taxpayer

PUBLISHED January 20, 2013

How much should we pay to defend a killer? Or a rapist? Or a terrorist? In the new Jack Reacher film, the young lawyer defending an apparently guilty mass murderer is lambasted for taking on his case. Why would she ruin her career for a hopeless cause? Of course, in the end, the suspect turns out to have been framed and the lawyer is vindicated.