Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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RE[3]: No
by MacTO on Sun 16th Dec 2012 14:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No"
MacTO
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In an ideal world, everyone would be pardoned for these convictions. In the real world, it probably isn't going to happen. It would involve reviewing convictions to simply find out who had been caught in these laws, which would be extraordinarily difficult since it is unlikely that those records have been digitized (at least in a useful form). There are also bound to be deeper legal implications for blanket pardons.

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