I posted my short article, The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial, on the NYC-DR listserv, which prompted several responses including this one:
Given the magnitude of the settlement I question whether the judge imploring the parties to settle made much difference. I do think the decisions on the summary judgment motion, which left open only the issue of malice probably did. I respectfully suggest those decisions do protect and serve the public interest here.
This sequel, The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial – Part 2, addresses these and other issues. It elaborates why I think that the settlement was problematic, which is partly a reflection of the general culture of legal denial that Jonathan Cohen described, where the “haves” usually come out ahead.
Take a look.