In a piece written for the Huffington Post, a St. Thomas law professor and former federal prosecutor writes "among the many lessons we should draw from the Martin case is one about those who were involved in the litigation itself."
"A loss seems huge when your job is to select those whose freedom should be deprived, or even whose lives should end," he writes. "I know that feeling; I lost my very first case as a prosecutor. A more seasoned veteran told me something then that I have well remembered. Seeing how bad I felt, she opined that 'Every loss is a grant of mercy, even if it is not justice.'"
Mark Osler speaks with Tom Weber about the case.