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Season 1 Episode 3

The Price Of Liberty

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 25, 2002 on CBS
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The Price Of Liberty
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6th Amendment right to witness confrontation. A masked witness confronts a drug dealer the government is trying to convict. The prosecution refuses to reveal the name of the witness, for fear that the defendant will find a way to harm the witness. Three other named witnesses against the defendant have previously been killed, though there is no evidence the defendant killed them or arranged for them to be killed. The defence appeals to the Supreme Court. The Court rules that under the 6th Amendment, the witness must reveal her identity, or she may not testify. A lawyer accuses his firm of discrimination. He is a dwarf, and under the colour of accommodation, his firm installed a "mini office" for him, which he said lead to him being treated differently, like a sideshow. The firm argued that under the Americans With Disabilities Act, they were simply accommodating his disability. The lawyer argued that he is not disabled. The Supreme Court rules against the lawyer, saying that the firm made a good faith effort at accommodation.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Christopher Wiehl

Christopher Wiehl

Jerry Klein (Court Clerk)

Randy Vasquez

Randy Vasquez

Miguel Mora (Court Clerk)

Hedy Burress

Hedy Burress

Ellie Pearson (Court Clerk)

Gail Strickland

Gail Strickland

Justice Deborah Swark

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Joe Novelli

James Karen

James Karen

Justice Michael Bancroft

Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran

Himself

Guest Star

Vincent Bugliosi

Vincent Bugliosi

Himself

Guest Star

Wanda De Jesus

Wanda De Jesus

Lawyer

Guest Star

Linda Purl

Linda Purl

Sarah Novelli

Recurring Role

Charles Bierbauer

Charles Bierbauer

Himself

Recurring Role

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