Thursday, December 20, 2007

I guess I should have known this already

No member of the current Supreme Court has ever defended a person accused of committing a felony.

That means they have no experience with the dynamics of a criminal trial and have never sat in a dilapidated cell block with the poor and battered souls -- predominantly of color -- who are hauled into the nation’s criminal courts.

"Devoid of passion for civil liberties and civil rights, and oblivious to economic injustice and inequality, the Roberts court will not change its direction anytime soon," writes Stephen J. Fortunato Jr. in his article Supreme Court Inc.

And that leaves me very worried.


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