The downfall of Scruggs – once the most feared and capable trial lawyer in the country – is Shakespearian tragedy. From the heights of wealth, fame and power to shuffling along in leg irons in a prison jumpsuit, Scruggs’ story is a cautionary tale – or should be.
What the Scruggs investigation revealed most clearly is the need for interest, introspection and careful choices during judicial elections. Scruggs represented the down side.
But on the up side, there was Judge Lackey – honest, honorable and not for sale. Mississippi voters should cling to that fact and seek other jurists like him.
Clarion Ledger Editorial