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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Public comments by court and government officials actionable

Judge fails to meet the minimum standards of decency. What sends the message to court and government employees that it is acceptable to speak to others in such a manner?

Clear rules, yet many willing to pretend the rules do not apply to them. Why is the public required to obey the law; yet the court employees and government personnel must be reminded that they too are not above the law?

Respect comes from an example, not the bully pulpit of force. Screaming louder does little to inspire confidence in government.

It's time to see better examples, not better charades.

Update: Link on the web; article no longer linkable after 2 weeks -- 17 Oct 2004.