The Case for the Defense

by Graham Greene

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If you were the crown counsel in "The Case For The Defence," what action would you have taken?

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This is pretty much what happened in A Tale of Two Cities: two men looked enough alike that it was impossible for witnesses to say that it was one and not the other.  The only thing the Crown Counsel could have done is do more research ahead of time, so there would be no surprises.  They were entirely too confident.

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I don't really see what the crown counsel could have done at that point.  There is no way any witness who doesn't know the twins very well is going to be able to say which of them committed the murder.  It's probably even going to be hard to tell which one is still alive.  So what can you do?  

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