Regarding liberty, justice places limits on the amount allowed; regarding equality, justice places limits on the kind and degree it allows. Thus justice is the sovereign idea among those that we act on—it places limits on the subordinate values of liberty and equality. Too much of either liberty or equality results in an unjust society. I agree with Adler, justice is the ultimate idea of moral and political philosophy. John G. Messerly, PhD
"...the wealthy few invest heavily in shaping laws that strive to place unlimited private property and corporate expansion above and beyond all else, including the lives of people, the health of communities, protection of what we own in common, the capacity of society to function as a democracy, and the stability of the living biosphere itself." Ralph Nader Breaking Through Power p42.
Department of Justice is prosecuting a 61-year-old woman, Desiree Fairooz, for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing. (5/2/2017)
Center For the Study of Responsive Law (A Ralph Nader organization.)
The Counted - People killed by the police in the US.
Jeff Sessions And Jim Crow(1/19/2017)
"Police officers carry out random acts of legalized murder against poor people of color not because they are racist, although they may be, or even because they are rogue cops, but because impoverished urban communities have evolved into miniature police states." Chris Hedges
"... the United States has become a nation that does not apply the rule of law to its elite class, which is another way of saying that the United States does not apply the rule of law." Glenn Greenwald: With Liberty and Justice for Some p15
The truth is that, as a nation, we face nothing short of a justice “crisis.” It is a crisis both acute and chronic, affecting not just the poor but the middle class. The situation we face is unconscionable. Lawrence Tribe
Since full implementation of the federal sentencing guidelines in 1989 disparity in sentencing between African Americans and whites has increased. ∙ African American drug offenders have a 20% greater chance of being sentenced to prison than white drug offenders, and Hispanics a 40% greater chance. ∙ African Americans receive longer prison terms for drug offenses than whites. In 2002, the average prison term of 105 months for African Americans was 69% longer than the average of 62 months for whites. " The Sentencing Project
Donald Trump’s atrocious attorney general pick: Jeff Sessions will roll back voting rights and civil rights (11/18/2016)