Professor Hugo Bedau, a leader of the abolitionist movement, died last week at his home in Norwood, Massachusetts. He was 85. He spent most of his career as the anchor of the Department of Philosophy at Tufts University. The New York Times has this extensive obituary, which contains the following, "'He articulated the case against the death penalty as well as anyone ever has,' Paul G. Cassell, a law professor, former federal judge and noted proponent of the death penalty, said..."
Hugo Bedau, a worthy and passionate adversary, RIP.