US Supreme Court: Rancher Barnett Must Pay $87,000 to Illegal Immigrants

Decatur Deb10/07/2011 4:04:59 am PDT

This is a generalization about the whole story. This case might be complex or not. It has made its way past a whole bunch of people with law degrees and at least one jury of people who got to hear more of the facts and interpretations than they wanted. We get to hear what small fragment of information filters through media that is biased and emotionally-charged. The answer is to let it finish its path through the courts and put some trust in the system—it’s the only one we’ve got.

“I’m not a lawyer, but I did just finish four days jury duty.” (They never let me past voir dire.)