Keep Social Justice Out of the Courtroom

Trials that drag in concepts of ‘the greater good’ or assume guilt before they even begin are close to the definition of show trials.


Before I unload some vituperation, let me dole out some nuance.

I think Derek Chauvin was guilty and got what he deserved, even though I think reasonable people can argue about the second-degree murder charge. In other words, I think it’s obvious that he’s guilty of second-degree manslaughter and third-de…

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