Scruggs case: A league of his own

Scruggs’ political connections to prominent state politicians, his generosity to his Ole Miss alma mater, prior allegations of ruthless behavior on behalf of his clients and the lawyer’s penchant for using his wealth to guarantee the political outcomes he seeks – ask Insurance Commissioner George Dale about it – have all combined to make the Scruggs case the most talked-about federal prosecution in state history since the “Pretense” scandal of the 1980s.

Clarion Ledger Editorial