Against the Law

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Simon MacHeath, a brash and firey lawyer, has left his job at a prestigious law firm to start his own practice. His reputation for exploding into emotional outbursts during trials has gotten him in to repeated confrontations with judges, but he has a very sincere compassion for his clients, many of whom are victims of an uncaring justice system.

Episode Description

1

pilot (90 min)

2

Where Truth Lies

3

The Price of Life

4

The Women

5

The Second Man

6

Requiem in B Flat

7

Contempt

8

A Safe, New World

9

Nature Now

10

We, the Jury

11

The Indictment

12

Hoops

13

The Union Label

14

Damages

15

Past, Present

16

Miss Mass

17

Evil Conduct

A date-rape victim and her father (run up against 'the system.' It fails them, so he shoots the rapistto death. That's where this story of law and morality begins. He confesses, and the police recover the gun. However, the police have 'erased' his Constitutional rights, as the prosecutor puts it. By the book, the killer should walk. But the judge throws out the book. So defense attorney MacHeath urges the jury to consult another book: ""a higher law."" (TV Guide)