41 Ga. L. Rev. 903 (2006-2007)
My friend and teacher Milner Ball speaks of the law as "systemic injustice." I find that a bit harsh and tend instead toward a way of looking at injustice that comes from the equally melancholy reflections of Robert E. Rodes, Jr., also my friend—my colleague, too—and also my teacher (in two senses, including the I-once-paid-tuition sense). Bob Rodes has noticed injustice as much as Milner has, but Bob, who tends to be an Erastian, would say it is not the law that is the source of injustice; it is not even the "system"; it is lawyers who are the source of injustice, especially so in our North American, relatively peaceful, lawyer-driven commonwealth.
Thomas L. Shaffer,
The Gift of Milner Ball,
41 Ga. L. Rev. 903 (2006-2007).
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