Jul 28, 2011

Justice? Vengeance? You Need Both

New York Times

NORWAY, a nation far removed from the wickedness of the world, is now facing one of its greatest moral challenges: What to do with Anders Behring Breivik, the man who has confessed to massacring 76 people, many of them children. Norway does not allow for capital punishment, and the longest prison sentence he can receive there is 21 years. A country of such otherwise good fortune and peaceful intention is now unprepared, legally and morally, for how to deal with such a monstrous atrocity.
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Jul 7, 2011

Casey Anthony Verdict: A Jury Of Idiots Or Hapless Peers?

Huffington Post

Days after the Casey Anthony verdict, the drumbeat against America's jury system has swelled to an angry Greek chorus: "What were the jurors thinking--the mother partied for a whole month when her daughter was presumably missing?"
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