Read his article. Read it even if you have to sign up and pay to get the Times on line. (As ab aside, why shouldn't we on-line users be prepared to pay the cost of bringing us the news?)
Monday, April 11, 2011
John Thompson, the unjustly and illegally convicted man whose $14 million verdict against the New Orleans DA was stolen from him by the reactionaries on the Supreme Court a couple of weeks ago, had an op-ed in yesterday's Times. He destroys the decision, not in legal but in human terms. And those are the terms that matter, because in the end the law deals not in abstract principles, but in real life.