Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rule of Law

Stupendous Man - Defender of Liberty, Foe of Tyrany

You lead your short list of basics with “rule of law.”
It is my opinion through observation, research, and anecdote, that we no longer enjoy the rule of law.

Our criminal courts are so dysfunctional that not only does Lady Justice rarely make an appearance, she usually isn’t even invited. Plea agreements predominate to such a large degree that I think most involved on the prosecution side no longer know what the rules are, or what actually composes due process

Our civil courts are … as bad, or worse. Civil litigation is often used as a weapon, and victory is practically assured to the party with more resources. The bias/prejudice of the presiding judge has more influence than should be permitted. Two cases with identical facts, presented to two judges in the same jurisdiction (operating under the same rules), can result in radically different outcome.
I’ve long thought that without judicial equality no equality is possible.
Rule of Law

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