The Pope must have gone to law school

October 4, 2011 | By | Reply More

A friend recently sent me a posting about Troy Davis from a CNN news blog. It features various quotes by Spencer Lawton, the former Chatham County prosecutor, which is spot on, regardless of what one might think of the death penalty or the Troy Davis case:

Lawton questioned Pope Benedict XVI’s interpretation of the intricacies of Georgia law.

“His holiness has expressed his objection to the death penalty in the case, although it’s noteworthy he didn’t constrain himself to the issue of morality of the death penalty – he went on to comment on the sufficiency of evidence in the case,” Lawton said regarding the pope’s recent comments. “This is not something I had previously thought the Holy See had expertise in, that is to say Georgia’s evidentiary rules.”


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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