Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (1 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   No comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

Justice on Trial: Lynne Stewart's Appeal

By       Message Stephen Lendman     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 4 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Valuable 3   News 2   Interesting 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 194
Become a Fan
  (191 fans)
- Advertisement -

Justice on Trial: Lynne Stewart's Appeal

Lynne was wrongfully imprisoned for 10 years. Incarcerating her for 10 minutes is an appalling miscarriage of justice.

- Advertisement -

by Stephen Lendman

Lynne's case highlights American judicial unfairness. Her wrongful indictment, prosecution, conviction, sentencing, and harsher re-sentencing sacrificed her on the alter of upholding wrong over right. 

On February 29, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit arguments were heard on her behalf. She wasn't  there, but supporters packed the courtroom as she hoped. More on the hearing below.

Criminal justice includes law enforcement involved in apprehending, prosecuting, defending, sentencing, and incarcerating those found guilty of crimes following rule of law standards. 

- Advertisement -

Doing so requires proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutors bear the burden, or they're supposed to. Judicial fairness can't exist without it. In America, it never did and doesn't now. 

Moreover, US law gives jurors no reasonable doubt guidance. Prosecutors take full advantage. Innocent victims suffer unjustly. America's system is inherently unfair. Nothing's done to fix it.

The American Bar Association's Model Code of Judicial Conduct preamble calls for:

  • "An independent, fair and impartial judiciary," calling it "indispensable to our system of justice, (composed of) men and women of integrity;

  • Judges....at all times (ensuring) the greatest possible public confidence in their independence, impartiality, integrity, and competence; (and)

  • standards (of) ethical conduct, (including) overarching principles of judicial ethics (and fairness), consistent with constitutional requirements, statutes, other court rules, and decisional law, and with due regard for all relevant circumstances." 

Above all, it requires truth, impartiality, and judicial fairness upholding fundamental rule of law standards. 

Merriam-Webster defines fair as:

- Advertisement -

  • "marked by impartiality and honesty;

  • free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism;

  • conforming with the established rules; (and)

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

- Advertisement -

Valuable 3   News 2   Interesting 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Planning Now

Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America

America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine Alert