Comments: The Code of Hammurabi (updated)

What's even stranger about this case is that it was the lawyers for the defense that made the argument to use the Bible for guidance in the first place. See the NY Times version of the story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/29/national/29bible.html?ex=1269752400&en=49f9ed0a28323aaf&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

"Lawyers for Mr. Harlan also specifically urged the jurors to consider biblical wisdom, according to the Supreme Court's decision, with a request that they find mercy in their hearts "as God ultimately took mercy on Abraham."

"The lawyers also made several references to Mr. Harlan's soul and his habit of reading the Bible with his father, the court said."

Posted by TimR at March 29, 2005 10:06 PM

Thanks, Tim, the NY Times piece had far more context than the Fox report.

Updated with the link.

Posted by Debbye at March 30, 2005 02:17 AM