Daily Archives: December 16, 2010

New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Goes on Strike

Thanks to Jeff Gamso for bringing this to my attention.

Disclaimer:  I don’t know much about New Jersey, or its Supreme Court, other than that it was the court that sent us William Brennan, who was a mixed bag.  I may have cited a case or two from there over my long career, but if I did I don’t specifically remember.

The short story is that the governor of NJ, Chris Christie (two Christ references in one name is a little much, isn’t it?  Or maybe it’s some kind of “mandate”), in a departure from decades of tradition, declined to re-appoint an already sitting state supreme court justice.  Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Judicial lying/cheating, Striking lawyers

Corruption is as Corruption does

This is a continuation of the previous post.

I choose to start from the proposition that Megan McArdle must be wrong.  I don’t have to go into it too deeply, because enough has been said about her here.

Suffice it to say that when she (or anyone else) tries to make fine distinctions to demonstrate why the political corruption in Greece – or Zimbabwe for that matter – is somehow worse because it’s not as “refined” or genteel as the political corruption in, say, the US, it reveals more about her than about the subject she is supposedly discussing.

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under financial crisis, Judicial lying/cheating