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It is typical of government priorities that a state prosecutor and a newly appointed state Supreme Court Justice will join Harvard Law Professor Dershowitz in an appeal charade of the still popular and unusual prosecution for the homicides of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson (Crimson, January 12, 1996).
In "Harshbarger Releases 'Top Ten Frivolous Suits,'" (wire story, Crimson, June 27, 1995) the Attorney General whined about a crisis in the courts that were being over-whelmed along with his staff of lawyers by "frivolous" inmate civil rights suits. The outsider crusading reformer Attorney General suggested having prison guards dismiss the inmate lawsuits as an extension of the judicial power to prison guards.
If the energy and enthusiasm for arguing a moot issue and similar quixotic endeavors were directed instead to making the courts more efficient (if not more accurate) much of the source of the Attorney General's whining would disappear. Roy Bercaw
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