Frank Goldsmith, a civil rights attorney from Fletcher who served as co-chair of the North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture, represented detainees at Guantanamo Bay and was named to the list of “Best Lawyers in America,” has endorsed Moe Davis for Congress in the 11th District.
Goldsmith’s endorsement ran in a Letter to the Editor in the Jan. 20 edition of the Asheville Citizen Times:
“Moe Davis will serve us well in Washington. We need a person of principles and courage, someone not afraid to challenge those in power when they stray from their oath of office. Moe is that person. A decorated Air Force colonel and Chief Prosecutor for Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, he stood on his principles and resigned rather than follow a directive to use illegal evidence derived from torture. As a veteran and a former military lawyer during the Vietnam era, as Co-Chair of the North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture, and as a civil rights lawyer for more than four decades, I applaud his stance. Please take a look at Moe’s common-sense positions on all the issues. He’s the person we need to represent the 11th Congressional District.”
Goldsmith authored a chapter in a book entitled “Obama’s Guantanamo.” In addition to “Best Lawyers in America,” Goldsmith also was named to “Super Lawyers” and “North Carolina Legal Elite.” He has taught law at Duke University.