For John, BLUF: Prosecutors are very powerful people within our system of Government, and thus they need the highest ethics and a big chunk of humility. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
While most 2020 Dems are getting lost in the collective sprint to the left, Rep. Gabbard is making waves with her serious criticisms of Rep. Harris.
From USA Today, by Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, 5 August 2019.
Here is the lede:
But the really serious point to come out is this: If you’re shocked and appalled by Harris’s conduct, don’t try to comfort yourself by thinking it’s unusual (or by blaming Russia.) As Clark Neily writes, “The real significance of Gabbard’s critique, however, lies not in the proposition that Harris was a particularly unprofessional or malign prosecutor, but rather in the fact that she seems to have been a rather ordinary prosecutor who simply did her job the way most prosecutors do. And if that makes a former-prosecutor-turned-presidential-candidate look like a monster, then perhaps that says more about prosecutors in general than it does about Kamala Harris in particular.”There appears to be a certain lawlessness in the field of prosecutors. However, cleanup is going to have to come from the inside of the law profession.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff