When One’s Moral Code Would Override an Oath
In a recent article for The Hill, Stroock senior counsel Joel Cohen — the author of a new book on what it means to take an oath as well as the implications of adhering to one — considers instances where moral and ethical concerns led individuals to refuse to take an oath in the face of prison time or even death.
Joel writes that we all believe we would not take an oath that violates our beliefs. But, he adds, “It’s easy, living the safe life in our easy chairs, to take the moral high ground.”
Read the full article here.
For more on Joel’s book, “The Meaning of an Oath,” click here.