Appeals

You frequently read about some individual or environmental group suing a corporation and winning. The instant the verdict is declared, the corporation announces an appeal. They will keep appealing until by the luck of the draw they win or they exhaust the finances of the party suing them. Similarly you read about some wealthy preposterously crooked politician, who keeps appealing and appealing until his sentence is reduced to one day in jail or he is acquitted. Somewhere along the appeal chain he will run into a crony or someone who can be influenced by his political friends. We taxpayers fund this endless appeals dance of the piggies.

This is unjust. The wealthy have a huge advantage over everyone else. Appeals should routinely be denied, and only permitted in cases of obvious miscarriage of justice.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)