Tuesday, May 31, 2005
The quality of justice, strained
My own feeling is that this is simply another case where the courts care about the rights of the defendant only when the defendant is a corporation. Let them show some concern for Jose Padilla, a highly unlikable defendant who has been incarcerated without charges and without access to a lawyer for 3 years and 23 days. Or give the head of Arthur Andersen the same treatment as Jose Padilla. Otherwise the law is mere hypocrisy.
Unfortunately, it looks like the pendulum's swung to the other extreme.
Accountants have, and when they go bad, it's a huge crime.
The overturned verdict won't bring AA back to life, either. It's not as if the company -- or what's left of it -- is being done any big favor by this ruling.
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