Thursday, December 25, 2014

Eddie Greenspan: Death of a great criminal lawyer, an intelligent, humane individual and a very fine man. A huge loss. Harold Levy. Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.

PUBLISHER'S VIEW: Like so many others,  I am still reeling from the news that Eddie Greenspan has passed away. Just 70 years old. A great criminal lawyer. (Not just a great Canadian lawyer);  A  humane individual. Eddie had a powerful sense of justice - and was equally troubled by injustice.  He was a remarkable story teller. A supreme wit. (I remember the day that a courtroom Eddy was appearing in outside of Toronto was struck by an earth tremor while he was making a legal presentation. "It must be the weight of my arguments" or words to that affect, he quipped.)  Eddie inculcated in me and so many others the horror  of the conviction of  an innocent person - and the right of all  accused persons to a full and vigorous defence. (Even when public opinion was against them). He traveled from coast to coast to fight the death penalty. He fought fiercely for what he believed. And besides all that, he was a very fine  man. A huge loss. My condolences to his family and friends.

Harold Levy: Publisher. The Charles Smith Blog.

STORY : CBC TV  news report on the death of the great Canadian Criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan's legacy;

GIST: "Years from now we're going to hang an innocent man. And I want to do everything in my power I can to avoid that day."


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