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Code of Hammurabi

An Eye for an Eye, Unless You're Rich

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

As we lurch uncontrollably toward Election Day, choosing our next set of lawmakers, I've been looking for a way to cast some light on what is at stake. I think that I've found it in the oldest legal code -- the Code of Hammurabi, from 1772 B.C.