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Raising the Bar 

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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.
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Series cast summary:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ...  Jerry Kellerman 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Gloria Reuben ...  Rosalind Whitman 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Currie Graham ...  Nick Balco 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Melissa Sagemiller ...  Michelle Ernhardt 25 episodes, 2008-2009
J. August Richards ...  Marcus McGrath 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jonathan Scarfe ...  Charlie Sagansky 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Teddy Sears ...  Richard Patrick Woolsley 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jane Kaczmarek ...  Judge Trudy Kessler 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Cindy Robinson ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Natalia Cigliuti ...  Roberta Gilardi / ... 24 episodes, 2008-2009
Stacy Hall Stacy Hall ...  Vince Culp 15 episodes, 2008-2009
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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.

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English

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1 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Steven Bochco/TNT Project See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar went on to play another lawyer in Franklin and Bash in 2010. See more »

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Raising the Bar on reviews of this series
26 April 2012 | by drarthurwellsSee all my reviews

The reviews of "Raising the Bar", totally miss the point of this series. This series offers great insight into the politics of justice as opposed to the principles of justice, whereby personal agendas of judges, prosecutors, and defense lawyers intrude into the judicial process to over-ride the truth of a case. This is the reality of "justice" which is generally ignored or brushed aside. No other series exposes this reality as well as "Raising the Bar", if they try do it at all.

The inner workings of behind the scene trading of favors in "deals" is fully exposed. The truth of a case is often a secondary consideration with judges and opposing attorneys. Such political skewing of principle is the corruption that exists in all human transaction - economic, political, or judicial. However, we often ignore this and wish it away, as a part of our ignoring much of reality that is uncomfortable to us. This series can shake up your perceptions of the law and government.


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