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Television host: While it's true that the defendant presented

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Television host: While it's true that the defendant presented a strong alibi and considerable exculpatory evidence and was quickly acquitted by the jury, I still believe that there must be good reason to think that the defendant is not completely innocent in the case. Otherwise, the prosecutor would not have brought charges in the first place.

The reasoning in the television host's argument is flawed in that the argument

(A) takes lack of evidence for a view as grounds for concluding that the view is false
(B) presupposes as evidence the conclusion that it is trying to establish
(C) places undue reliance on the judgments of an authority figure
(D) confuses legal standards for guilt with moral standards for guilt
(E) concludes that a judgment is suspicious merely on the grounds that it was reached quickly

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aurobindomahanty wrote:
Television host: While it's true that the defendant presented a strong alibi and considerable exculpatory evidence and was quickly acquitted by the jury, I still believe that there must be good reason to think that the defendant is not completely innocent in the case. Otherwise, the prosecutor would not have brought charges in the first place.

The reasoning in the television host's argument is flawed in that the argument

(A) takes lack of evidence for a view as grounds for concluding that the view is false
(B) presupposes as evidence the conclusion that it is trying to establish
(C) places undue reliance on the judgments of an authority figure
(D) confuses legal standards for guilt with moral standards for guilt
(E) concludes that a judgment is suspicious merely on the grounds that it was reached quickly

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this is a good question ..definitely not a sub 600 level .....

""the prosecutor would not have brought charges in the first place""---it reflect that if prosecutor brought case in the court , defendant would be involved in some crime .
it is kind of faith towards the position of lawyer...

A-Television host is not arguing any thing about lack of evidence .
B-out
C- Yes, as per highlighted above
D-nothing about relation of moral and legal standards.
E-it is just a fact that judgement reached quickly ..television host is not arguing on this ...
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Re: Television host: While it's true that the defendant presented  [#permalink]

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aurobindomahanty wrote:
Television host: While it's true that the defendant presented a strong alibi and considerable exculpatory evidence and was quickly acquitted by the jury, I still believe that there must be good reason to think that the defendant is not completely innocent in the case. Otherwise, the prosecutor would not have brought charges in the first place.

The reasoning in the television host's argument is flawed in that the argument

(A) takes lack of evidence for a view as grounds for concluding that the view is false
(B) presupposes as evidence the conclusion that it is trying to establish
(C) places undue reliance on the judgments of an authority figure
(D) confuses legal standards for guilt with moral standards for guilt
(E) concludes that a judgment is suspicious merely on the grounds that it was reached quickly

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A. He does not take as grounds the lack of evidence. His argument is that prosecutor has brought charges. Out.
B. Conclusion is that the defendant is guilty in the opinion of television host. It simply can not be the evidence. Out.

C. The host says that prosecutor has brought charges ----> the defendant is guilty ---> yes, he relyes to much on prosecutor. True.
D. Nothing about moral in the passage. Out.
E. The information that the judjment was reached quickly is minor. The major information (the grounds) is that prosecutor has brought charges.
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