United States History, Law and Politics
The Gruel of Lawby William P. Meyers
The Rule of Law is proclaimed as a good and great thing by America's legal establishment. The Rule of Law means that laws apply equally to all. The Laws of the United States of America and its subsidiary jurisdictions may apply to all humans in the nation, but all humans are not in similar circumstances.
The reality is that American law is much like its food: caviar and grand treats for the rich, good food for the upper middle class, not too bad for the middle class (but be prepared to make major sacrifices to eat in a restaurant frequented by the rich), and a thin gruel for those who work for low wages, or are impoverished.
Here are links to essays on the Gruel of Law:
The Gruel of Law [September 12, 2009] The original essay!
Supreme Court: No Right to Class Action [April 30, 2011]
Envision Spokane and the Gruel of Law [November 21, 2009]
The Gruel of Law History note in Justice Rising
Example: In Prison For Taking a Liar Loan [New York Times, March 25, 2011]
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