by Robin Shepherd
The eminent Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz frequently provides a useful analogy about
Dershowitz's analogy is powerful and striking. But a decision taken in a British court this week suggests that analogies with
This extraordinary moment in modern British legal history took place this week in the southern English coastal city of
The five admitted breaking into the factory — which was exporting military equipment at the time to
The Judge in the case, George Bathurst-Norman, was quite explicit in his summing up for the jury in encouraging them to employ their political prejudices against
"You may well think that hell on earth would not be an understatement of what the Gazans suffered in that time," the Guardian quoted him as saying.
As the Guardian goes on to say: "The judge highlighted the testimony by Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, that "all democratic paths had been exhausted" before the activists embarked on their action."
What we have here is yet another example of how the hysterical campaign against the state of
Bigotry does not merely cause pain and suffering to its victims, it degrades its perpetrators from within. The rule of law itself is now under threat in
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