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susanlatimer's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by susanlatimer

Comment 20 by RJ Moore

I must say I find this thread a little bit strange.

I don't. It's a perfectly useful thread for discussion.

What kind of judicial magic bullet do people think is out there?! This is how the law works.

I agree. This was a conviction in a court of law and this is one of the ways in which progress is made. A criminal conviction in a particular case is all the law can do, and the immediate and long-term implications are important. That is why we make laws. The law can do what the law can do and that is no small thing.

I'm not sure we're confined to legal discussion in this thread, but I think you're right that it's important to make the distinction.

How much further up the ladder can and should the law pursue the rape of children and the cover-up by the catholic church? That's a separate discussion.

But I understand what you mean about this specific legal case. I think you're right.

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:18:00 UTC | #950092