a reply to: TKDRL
Well, that would appear to rather comprehensively destroy any validity that the courts process in the States might have had.
This also raises other questions in my opinion. First of all, and perhaps most pressing, is that if a judge will continue to try cases, despite
having a vested interest in its outcome financially, then what other violations of the spirit of the law are they involved with? If they can be bought
for mere money, paultry baubles to hang about their lairs, then how exposed are they to threats, to coersion from those who occupy greater station
than their own?
Second, these twenty four, or twenty six cases which are under scrutiny at the moment... what are the chances that these are just the matters which
have been discovered thus far, rather than the entire list of cases which may have been subject to an impartial judgement?
Third, does the apparant molestation of fair play by judges extend to matters pertaining to criminal investigations as well as civil matters? This
subject raises great concern in me, and I am not even a resident of the USA. The reason it raises such concern, is that law, justice, these things are
important to me, and should be to all free people on the face of this planet. If you cannot trust that a judge, sitting upon a criminal or civil case,
is not in the midst of a conflict of interest, then what value has the system within which that person works?
I have to confess, I am a person who favours the absolute. In my opinion, either a justice system is perfect, or invalid. I realise that this places
my own nations courts process in the same boat as that of the US, but I feel no great shyness about doing so, for ours is just as flawed, in just as
many ways. However, knowing that, and knowing how long it has been this way, ought to do nothing to salve the souls of good people, who want to live
in a society based on equality and fairness, instead of prestige and arbitrary placement of vast power, in the hands of untrustworthy persons.