"I read with great interest 'Rough justice' (June 2011, p. 1). As a lawyer for eight decades, I consider the attempted kidnapping and subsequent killing of Osama bin Laden an example of the inconsistency of our leaders". "A basic tenet of U.S. law, and also of most legal systems in democratic nations, is that due process is fundamental. .... If this kind of action is tolerated, the next instance may be in anyone's home. I hope that all religious, political and legal leaders will stand firm in insisting that due process remain the guardian of our civilized society".