Edward Greenspan

Hilary Conybeare Marsh
Mind Map by Hilary Conybeare Marsh, updated more than 1 year ago
Hilary Conybeare Marsh
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Mind Map on Edward Greenspan, created by Hilary Conybeare Marsh on 09/11/2016.

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Edward Greenspan
1 Unjust laws tackled
1.1 Death penalty
1.1.1 Campaigned extensively in the 80's against it
1.1.1.1 June 30th 1987, bill to reinstate it was struck down
1.2 Euthanasia
1.2.1 R v. Latimer (1987)
1.2.1.1 Greenspan defended Latimer
1.2.1.1.1 Believed that Latimer's killing was out of compassion
1.2.1.1.1.1 Sidenote: Also appeared in another case about "cruel and unusual" sentence after Latimer was found guilty (R. v. Latimer (2001))
2 Impact today
2.1 New Euthanasia laws
2.1.1 Fought for defendant in R v. Latimer
2.1.1.1 Case was very important in leading to new 2015 legislation
2.2 No death penalty in Canada
3 Inspiration
3.1 Inspired by the money many of his famous clients offered
3.2 Primarily inspired by the interest in that every
3.2.1 Greenspan thus defended his clients earnestly and willingly
3.2.2 man (no matter how guilty) should be defended
4 Profession
4.1 Lawyer (Criminal law)
4.1.1 Career lasted over four decades
4.1.2 Made sacrifices:
4.1.2.1 As being the Defence for many notorious criminals, including Conrad Black
4.1.2.2 By becoming unpopular with the public
4.1.2.3 Challenging the law constantly and being vocal in his stances
4.1.3 Used his position to fight for change and advocate for it
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