The Thicket of the Law

Something about Alberto Gonzalez and James Comey made me think of this scene from A Man for All Seasons. Who would Sir Thomas More be?

ALICE – He is! Arrest him!

MARGARET – Father, that man’s bad.

MORE – There is no law against that.

ROPER – There is! God’s law!

MORE – Then God can arrest him.

ROPER – Sophistication upon sophistication!

MORE – No, sheer simplicity. The law, Roper, the law. I know what’s legal not what’s right. And I’ll stick to what’s legal. read more