Friday, December 23, 2011

Statutes of limitations: Vital to the integrity of our legal system

"Imagine what would happen if a person decided, decades after the fact, to accuse a person of heinous crimes that never actually occurred. The motive could be money, it could be revenge, it could simply be the result of a misguided trip to the therapist who coaxes false memories out of a troubled mind. If our legal system allowed that person to file a lawsuit long after witnesses had died and evidence disappeared, we would be making a mockery of the phrase 'due process.'"

Read it here: Christine M. Flowers: Let's honor statute's limitations (Phila. Daily News)