The Corner

Erosion of Justice

From my most recent NRO article, on the problems of American law: “The entire American justice system is crumbling. The country has nearly 48 million people with a criminal record; it has half the lawyers and a quarter of the incarcerated people in the world, and annual legal costs almost as large as the GDP of India. Congress is stuffed with second-rate lawyers who pass grandstanding laws that clutter the courts with what other serious jurisdictions would consider frivolous and vexatious litigation, and the benches are infested with unregenerate ex-prosecutors. The executive is led about in these matters by an out-of-control prosecutocracy that is an unaccountable state within a state.”


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