"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Friday, July 11, 2008

Lethal Injection Upheld for Virginia

The Fourth Circuit finds Virginia's track record for lethal injection executions does not support a death row inmate's contention that he would suffer unduly when his turn comes.

1 comment:

Greg Mockeridge said...

Tom:

I have been involved, off and on, in an effort to engage the diocese here in San Diego in dialogue regarding both the Church's actual teaching on this matter and the actual circumstances vis-a-vis the capability of modern penal systems to redress the disorder caused by violent crime without recourse to the death penalty.

Given the fact that you are a well-informed othodox Catholic and that you have pertinent legal expertisse regarding this matter, any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Is there any way I can contact you via private e-mail?