Home

Musings on a Slow Day
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know by now that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried in New York for his role in planning 9/11. He’ll get his day in court with every legal protection to which he is entitled, but at the end of the day he will almost certainly be convicted and sentenced to death. Even if he wasn’t unrepentant, It seems unlikely that he will find much sympathy from a jury of New Yorkers.

I’m not alone in anticipating what seems to be inevitable; President Obama said much the same during an interview while on his Asia trip. Obama was quick to backpedal, reminding everyone that KSM is entitled to a trial and not just summary execution, but let’s get real here – it’s a done deal.

I am a staunch opponent of capital punishment. I can cite all the usual arguments, rational, logical and emotional, but I’m not here to convert anyone to my way of thinking. As an opponent of the death penalty, I’ve always said that you have to make the argument in the hard cases, and this is a hard case. It’s easy to stand on principles from a distance. And yet, I can’t do it. I simply can’t conceive of any good reason that this man should be allowed to go on living.

  
What
Where


Anyone want to take a stab at convincing me I’m wrong?



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Litigation Trial Attorney with 3-5 years of pleading experience

USA-WA-Seattle

Seattle office of our client seeks litigation trial attorney with 3-5 years of experience. The candi...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney with mergers and acquisitions experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a corporate attorney with 1-6 years of M&A, corporate finance, securit...

Apply Now

Estate Planning Attorney with 6+ years of experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking an experienced estate planning attorney with 6+ years of experience. C...

Apply Now

Condominium Associate Attorney

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of our client seeks condominium associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience. The ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH

USA-NH-Lebanon

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Apply now

Business Law Junior Associate | Burlington, VT

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin seeks associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join its Commercial an...

Apply now

Business Law Associate | Burlington

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin is seeking an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience to join its very busy pr...

Apply now

Litigation Associate

USA-NY-New York City

Midtown Manhattan litigation boutique with diverse civil litigation practice seeking associate with ...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top