Discussions of justice tend to be very intellectual and high-minded. We think of it as one of the most important functions of The State.

However, famous civil rights attorney and law professor Avery Friedman, in commenting on the unexpected acquittal of Caylee Anthony for murdering her daughter, explained the decision by saying "Of course, another jury might have convicted her."

While it may seem obvious, I was floored. I actually hadn't really thought much about that before. Doesn't that comment by Prof. Friedman really mean that there really can be no such thing as justice? For if justice can't be counted on to be flawlessly consistent, is it justice at all or is it just a form of chance?

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Chance, no. Money, yes. Justice is available to the highest bidder - this country offers the best justice money can buy.

Spot on.

All money does is take the chance out of it, but in the direction of active abuse. Whether that's better or worse I'll leave to you.

In your will, I hope - can I count on that soon?

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