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A Symbol for the Abolition Movement Reappears


Death penalty opponents have, one must grant, a variety of distinguished spokesmen.  Sister Perjean, Desmond Tutu and the enitre editorial board of the New York Times come to mind.

Today, one of their most important spokesmen was in the news, a man of public stature and uncompromising moral conviction.  As it happens, however, moral conviction was not the only kind.

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