Pubdate: Mon, 23 Mar 1998
Date: March 23, 1998
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Author: Steve Knight

Re "Duel Over Medical Pot Escalates," March 17:

I applaud San Francisco Dist. Atty. Terence Hallinan's generous and 
compassionate position on the medical marijuana question.

This is particularly impressive considering his position as the 
city's figurehead of law enforcement. Hallinan demonstrates
an admirable understanding of what Shakespeare meant when he wrote,
"Earthly power doth then show likest God's, when mercy seasons justice."

Steve Knight