January 12, 2013

ANN ALTHOUSE ON DAVID GREGORY’S FREE PASS:

Why is the law important? If Gregory clearly violated the law, but there is no interest to be served in prosecuting him, doesn’t that prove that the law is not important? If the precise thing that he did — which is clearly what is defined as a crime — raises no interest in prosecution, how can we be satisfied by letting this one nice famous man go? Rewrite the law so that it only covers the activity that the government believes deserves prosecution, so there is equal justice under the law.

If there were equal justice under the law, what would be the point of being a Very Important Person?

Related: Prosecutor who gave David Gregory a pass was family friend. “What’s important is that the connection reinforces public perception, as Emily Miller put it, of one law for ‘the rich and powerful and one for everyone else.’”