Robert P. Burns


On his book The Death of the American Trial

Cover Interview of May 31, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“An appeal to all Americans.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“The trial cares about factual accuracy and, unlike press conferences and congressional hearings, contains methods to achieve it.  This is so basic that its importance is easy to miss.”

On the second:

“The trial allows us to strike a balance between deciding what we want to accomplish and who we want to be.”