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Martin Luther King And The Ethics Of Resisting Authority

by | Jan 25, 2022 | Legal News Links

I know its sometime after MLK day, but the article is interesting, nonetheless.  I knew a judge (since retired) that espoused the opposite belief: that unjust laws should be zealously adhered to as way of forcing change.

I don’t think you can fix injustice by being unjust.

The system, at least theoretically, allows prosecutors discretion to hopefully prevent injustice and finally it allows a jury of citizens to ultimately decide an individual’s guilt or innocence.  While Montana doesn’t follow this model, some states also have the jury decide the punishment.  I have a suspicion this leads to better outcomes overall and would be another check on the power of the State.