Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Mary Ryan was raped by a Catholic priest in 1982. She was the only one of multiple plaintiffs who refused to settle it through mediation, demanding her day in court and the right to force the church to disclose what it knew and when. But court after court has refused. She’s appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, while the attorney representing the Diocese of Providence continues to mock her. She argues that the Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Frank J. Williams, should have recused himself because of his ties to the diocese. She also alleges misconduct by her own lawyer.