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(See the complete passage discussion here: lsat/viewtopic.php?t=14213)
The correct answer choice is (E)
This question asks for the choice that presents an act that would be legal under U.S. and Canadian
common law, but would be illegal under Classical Roman law. In the second passage, the author
states that in the event of an embarrassing disclosure, the revealer is only protected if the disclosure
had been made for a legitimate purpose, dealing with a matter that public authorities had an interest
in having revealed.
Answer choice (A): Neither passage discusses the issue of bribery, and there is no support for the
assertion that this would be legal under American and Canadian common law.
Answer choice (B): This act would be legal under common law, and would be protected under
classical Roman law based on the legitimate interest public authorities would have in having such
Answer choice (C): This choice which deals with false testimony, which is not an issue discussed
in either passage; the passages provide no support for the notion that this would be allowed under
American or Canadian common law.
Answer choice (D): Since public authorities would have a legitimate interest in having such
information revealed, this act would be protected and legal in classical Roman law, and because such
information would be true, it would also be protected under common law.
Answer choice (E): This is the correct answer choice. The second passage provides that truth
in itself does not protect the disclosure, and for such a revelation it would be difficult to show that
public authorities had a legitimate interest in having the information disclosed. In the U.S. and
Canada, the right to reveal such facts, if true, would be protected by the right to free speech.