LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fight against court tyranny

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Is anyone in the liberal world ever responsible or accountable for anything? Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glen has denied a request from a coalition of former MF Global customers to depose former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and other senior company officials, saying the customers have no standing because they were not direct clients of MF Global Holdings Inc.

This is an abusive interpretation of the law, giving the corrupt Mr. Corzine and his cronies cover from answering questions under oath about the shenanigans that went on at MF Global with investor money. So who, if not the folks whose money Mr. Corzine and MF Global put at risk, does have standing to question him and his cronies under oath?

The federal courts used to be the one government apparatus to which citizens could go for relief, giving every citizen, no matter what their station in life, equal standing with even the wealthiest and most powerful among us. Now the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have become enablers for corruption in the halls of government and the boardrooms of America.

This is the tyranny of government Americans must be vigilant about and guard against. Denying citizens their day in court engenders hostility toward the justice system and reinforces the cynical belief that if you are wealthy, you can buy the justice you want at the expense of other citizens’ rights.

ALAN J. QUARTARARO

Virginia Beach

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