It’s the old double standard, isn’t it? There’s one rule for them – the ones in the “in” crowd, the ones with the right connections – and a different rule for us: the outsiders, the deplorables.
Though easily dismissed as a partisan fishing expedition, the clamor for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns has a certain logic. After all, it could be useful to know the financial interests of our chief executive – and of every federal, state, and local official as well.
After two DUIs in two years, Wigginton should have lost his driver’s license, but – lo and behold! – there was a “clerical error” at the courthouse and he didn’t.
Illinois trial lawyers and the fellow travelers in the legislature could star in a series called “This Old House and Senate,” explaining in minute detail how to turn one of the most prosperous states in the union into an economic basket case in only a matter of years with exorbitant taxes, onerous regulations, and predatory courts.
Poor Brian Flynn! The Belleville city attorney makes a friendly gesture to host a happy-hour reception for a new U.S. magistrate judge and all of a sudden his motives are brought into question – just because the new judge will be presiding over discovery in a case in which Flynn is a plaintiff.
Last July, a St. Louis City Circuit Court jury awarded $4.7 billion to several women who claimed to have contracted ovarian cancer from asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.