Judges Argue About Jack Bauer

How do you kick off a debate among a panel of judges from North America and Europe?

Just ask the judges about Jack Bauer.  

A big debate kicked off when a judge at a legal conference in Ottawa said

“Thankfully, security agencies in all our countries do not subscribe to the mantra ‘What would Jack Bauer do?’ “

That prompted a response from Judge Antonin Scalia to respond

“Are you going to convict Jack Bauer?” Judge Scalia challenged his
fellow judges. “Say that criminal law is against him? ‘You have the
right to a jury trial?’ Is any jury going to convict Jack Bauer? I
don’t think so.

“So the question is really whether we believe in these absolutes. And ought we believe in these absolutes.”

That kicked off a big debate on Jack’s tactics in the show “24”.

Read about it in The Globe and Mail (Thanks to Kali.Amanda for the story!)

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