Monday, August 17, 2009

Justice for the Judge and Justice for the Unwashed

I know that there are cases pending before the High Court, which were filed when I was a child. I am now qualified to be appointed a judge of the High Court, meaning that they have wallowed in the registries and diaries and mentions and call-overs and whatnot, long enough for me to actually hear and try them. Dearest Lord. And then Ombija files a suit. And it is over in ten quick months. Ten months.

In such a scenario, it is difficult to ignore the fact that the plaintiff is a judge of the High Court. It is also mightily difficult to resist the suggestion and appearance that perhaps in our beloved Republic, there is justice for the judge, and then there is justice for the unwashed, and that the two are starkly dissimilar propositions.

Eric, on the Ombija lawsuit. He doesn't hold back.