Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Charles Spurlock speaks on Integrity.

"The integrity of the court is more important than schedules," Spurlock said.

He needs to stand by those words and he needs to allow Derrick Gillenwater the right to do what every man and woman in America has a right to do: Prosecute their lawsuits and publish public documents.

How simple is that? It's as American as Fenway Park. Therefore Your Honor, please don't throw knuckleballs at Justice; leave those pitches to Mr. Wakefield.

Hypocrisy (or the state of being a hypocrite) is the act of preaching a certain belief, religion or way of life, but not, in fact, holding these same virtues oneself. For example, an adult telling children not to smoke cigarettes, even though the adult smokes. Hypocrisy is frequently invoked as an accusation in many contexts.

For linguist and social analyst [edit: and Boston's own] Noam Chomsky, hypocrisy, defined as the refusal to "...apply to ourselves the same standards we apply to others"[1][2] is one of the central evils of our society--promoting injustices such as war[3][4] and social inequalities in a framework of self-deception, which includes the notion that hypocrisy itself is a necessary or beneficial part of human behavior and society.[5] [6]

In other languages, including French, a hypocrite is one who hides his intentions and true personality. This definition is different from that of the English language.

Judge Lauriat, who is ironically the author of the Massachusetts Right-to-Know guide, fares no better than Judge Spurlock in this regard, as he is the one who initially silenced Mr. Gillenwater. Is it because Gillenwater doesn't have much money or assets to fight? Is it because he is black? Is it because the Judges are protecting their brethren?

Frankly, I don't know and I almost don't care because whatever reason it is, it is not lawful, and that is all we need to know.

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