"A Master Class in Human Apathy"

Dahlia Lithwick on Connick v. Thompson--and Justice Scalia's and Justice Thomas's tone in discussing the plight of a wrongly convicted--and nearly executed--man. There is no distinctively Catholic constitutional law. But surely there is a broadly Catholic --and broadly humane -- way of responding to the misfortunes of other human beings, particularly those who have been done a serious injustice by the legal system.

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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