Law professor Michael Scharf gives his advice for Mubarak trial

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PRI’s The World: Michael Scharf, John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law and director of the Frederick K. Cox Center for International Law, provides advice to those trying Hosni Mubarak, based on lessons he learned while assisting with the Saddam Hussein trial, including not televising the trial. “The problem is, once you televise you open a Pandora’s Box. The defendant has a place to make all sorts of arguments, not necessarily legal ones,” he said.