In a recent Washington Post article, George Will reveals a horrific story of federal power run amok. A hapless marine biologist, Nancy Black, is being relentlessly hounded by the feds. Her crime? Well, the feds aren't sure what it is, but once they started pursing her as a target, well, crime doesn't figure into the matter anymore.
Will says that laws "untethered from the common-law tradition" leaves federal bullies using their power without wisdom, at high cost to the person, their family, friends, colleagues.
Lady Justice's scales have been knocked out of her hand.