I was watching the coverage of the Amanda Knox appeal today and at one point after it was announced the verdict had been overturned, a commentator from CNN was walking the audience through the differences between Italian courts and US courts.
He mentioned the difference of how judges are appointed, how juries are chosen, and in a closing statement, before sending it back to Wolf Blitzer, he mentioned how there was a crucifix hanging from the wall in the Italian court.
I asked the question on my Facebook wall, “A CNN commentator just pointed out a crucifix on the wall in the Amanda Knox Italian courtroom saying US courtrooms don’t have religious symbols on the wall. Do you think the motto ‘In God We Trust’ that adorns many courtroom walls falls under that symbol?”
I’d be interested in hearing your point of view. Please add it in the comment section here or on my Facebook wall.