‘A New Form of Slavery’

Equal Protection for Whom?

What the hell can the Constitution possibly mean to Denise Lockett, who has an IQ of 62 and no idea why she is in a prison cell? Her court-appointed attorney, together with another lawyer, Ernie Sheffield, "handled more than 650 felony cases . . . in the South Georgia Circuit last year," reports The Atlanta Constitution.

The editorial ends: "The kind of justice poor defendants get is nothing short of a crime." That's the case in this city too, as Rudy Giuliani keeps weakening the Legal Aid Society.

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