Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz

American lawyer and author

Lived from: 1938-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A good lawyer knows how to shut up when he's won his case.
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    All sides in a trial want to hide at least some of the truth.
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    Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence.
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    Every lawsuit results from somebody doing something wrong. If everybody did right, we wouldn't need laws.
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    Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.
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    I have been defending Israel's right to exist, and to defend itself against terrorism, for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate.
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    I think mistakes are the essence of science and law. It's impossible to conceive of either scientific progress or legal progress without understanding the important role of being wrong and of mistakes.
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    I think we're seeing privacy diminish, not by laws... but by young people who don't seem to value their privacy.
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    It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian leadership was more interested in there not being a Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.
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    Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.
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    Most liberal democracies don't try to figure out what the truth is.
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    The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court. It's 'Nightline.'.
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    The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth.
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    The Internet knows no national borders.

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    The prosecution wants to make sure the process by which the evidence was obtained is not truthfully presented, because, as often as not, that process will raise questions.
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