Scruggs indictment VII

The relationship that really vaulted Scruggs onto the stage as a leading national player, of course, was that with his old law school chum and Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore (discussed here by Korris and here by David Rossmiller). I’ve been writing about this relationship for so long — at this site and in my 2003 book The Rule of Lawyers, where it served as the book’s virtual centerpiece — that it’s easy for me to forget that any number of readers are arriving here for the first time who know little or nothing of this history. I’ll try to do a separate post at a later date recounting its high points, and the related Scruggs co-optation during the tobacco affair of much of the Mississippi (and not just Mississippi) political class.