Letters to the Editor

'Justice's scales'

Some legal eagles reviewing the Iraqi court's several hundred-page decision on Saddam Hussein found it virtually flawless in its purpose. Meanwhile, we are constantly reminded that no system is perfect, but the U.S. has the best. We tolerate 20 years of appeals for death-row inmates, and still jail thousands of innocent persons each year.

Maybe it's time to evaluate if "best" is still good enough. With the advent of today's precision technology, maybe we can check the balance of justice's scales to greater accuracy.

Dale Beshansky