The benefit of the law

The success of his appeal makes me ashamed to be an American. It is a reminder that in cases involving the welfare of children where the intention of legislators is apparent, there should be loftier considerations than the mere letter of the law. No supposed principles are worth this.

Matthew Walther, commenting on reversal of conviction for a very perverted act not within “the letter of the law.”

Walther would not give the devil benefit of law.

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