How Objective Is The Law? Serial: Part 1 | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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“Serial”, the hugely popular podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, has prompted much discussion and debate about the murder case of Hae Min Lee and convicted Adnan Syed, who is currently serving a life sentence. Here at Idea Channel, besides our fascination with the case, the podcast got us thinking about objectivism. There is a widely held expectation that the law and journalism must be objective. But is that really possible? And does Serial show us that impossibility? Watch the episode and find out more!!

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Sources

Objectivity – Lorraine J. Daston, Peter Galison
Objectivity and the Rule of Law – Matthew Kramer
Legal Positivism – http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/legal-positivism/
The Nature of Law- http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/lawphil-nature/

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