Aljazeera hsa an interesting article on attorney George Bizos, one of Nelson Mandela's lawyers, and how even in the unjust system of apartheid he was able to use the courtroom to advance justice in South Africa. (He comes across as kind of a South African Thurgood Marshall or Clarence Darrow.) He makes the interesting point that it is possible to make gains in a system with even a vestige of due process. Lawyers can do little in a country where they are simply disappeared or dropped out of airplanes, but apparently in South Africa the judicial system gave Bizos a little room to maneuver.

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