The social interest in the general security and the social interest in the individual life continually come into conflict and in criminal law, as everywhere else in law the problem is one of . . . Balancing conflicting interests and of securing as many as may be and as completely as may be with the least sacrifice . . . .
Maria L. Marcus,
Federal Habeas Corpus After State Court Default: A Definition of Cause and Prejudice,
53 Fordham L. Rev. 663
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