Letter from Charles Grodin to Supreme Court Justice Kennedy on the Felony Murder Rule

The felony-murder rule has no place in a civilized society!

Change the Felony Murder Rule in Florida

February 16, 2010

Honorable Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street
Washington, DC N.E.  20543

Dear Honorable Associate Justice Kennedy,

I was heartened to read your remarks on our Justice system in the New York Times today.  Just so you don’t think the dad from the Beethoven movies is writing you, I began working on justice system issues in 1995, when I began my cable show on CNBC.  In 2004 I was cited by Governor Pataki of New York for helping reform the Rockefeller Drug Laws.  I have been able to gain clemency for many non violent inmates in New York.

Late last year I met with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the Felony Murder Rule, which is felt by many to be the most heinous piece of legislation we have in America. Governor Rendell of Pennsylvania, currently the President of the…

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Award-winning poet, playwright and writer. Author of three books of poetry, "Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present"; "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats"; "The Black Feminine Mystique," and a novel, "Streets of Rage." All four books are available on Amazon.com.
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