Saturday, July 9, 2022

Random Justice

I always feel a pang of irritation when I see stories such as this one about a beekeeping company which won a $370,000 settlement agaisnt a customer for libel. 

The irritation I feel has nothing to do with the merits of the case but are due to my inability to get back even the money I lost due to obvious and clear crime let alone damages for pain and suffering, especially as experienced by my children.  

Justice should be about the law, the facts, and the evidence. But it is not. It is about who you are, who you know, money, and a good deal of randomness.

 There is no consistency in our legal system and without consistency we cannot have a just society.  

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