Off Topic – Op-ED Piece by DOJ Lawyer

This post has nothing to do with torts, except perhaps the tort of outrage.  But I read about this op-ed piece in Trial Ad Notes, and thought that at least some of you would enjoy it.

John Koppel, who has served at the Department of Justice for over 25 years, doesn’t like what is going on there.  Not one bit.  And he is naming names.

He ends his remarks with these words:  " I realize that this constitutionally protected statement subjects me to a substantial risk of unlawful reprisal from extremely ruthless people who have repeatedly taken such action in the past. But I am confident that I am speaking on behalf of countless thousands of honorable public servants, at Justice and elsewhere, who take their responsibilities seriously and share these views. And some things must be said, whatever the risk."

Read the piece here.