“Former White House adviser Karl Rove defied a congressional subpoena and refused to testify Thursday about allegations of political pressure at the Justice Department, including whether he influenced the prosecution of a former Democratic governor of Alabama.” — The Washington Post, July 10, 2008
When … Read More
Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said, “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”
In the decision regarding Susan Atkins plea for “compassionate release” based on a terminal illness, I choose compassion. But … Read More
“I formed my opinion before finishing the second paragraph.”
So began one of several observations regarding my July 1st commentary about a choice before the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation concerning convicted murderer Susan Atkins: she would either continue to serve a life sentence … Read More
Well you probably realized that sooner or later I had to revisit sex, but it usually comes attached to some scandal.
Not this time.
There has been a lot of talk lately about what’s been called a “carbon footprint.” It measures the impact that humans … Read More
Here’s your dilemma:
You are an ethicist who has been asked by a prison board to offer an opinion concerning the possible release of an inmate.
A notorious prisoner – convicted of multiple murders – has served almost 40 years of a life sentence. Recently, … Read More