How will the arbitrary nature of 'justice' work out with Jussie and Ghislaine?

By Rich Rostron

It's anybody's guess.

Take comfort - justice will be served. As the Kyle Rittenhouse criminal trial fades into the past (related civil cases likely pending), we have new trials of notoriety to share the media's appetite for outrage and Leftist activism. No, the Rittenhouse trial didn't work out well for the media, though it clearly achieved far more justice than NBC, CNN or other network executives appreciated.

Now in the spotlight are the Jussie 'You-can-take-the-rope-off-now' Smollett trial and the Ghislaine 'I'm-the-victim' Maxwell trial. Should we doubt that, in either case, justice will not be served?

In the case of Ghislaine, some may feel a bit queasy about justice's chances now that her boss, Jeffrey Epstein, mysteriously died while under guard to avoid just such a suicide in prison. But, if that makes you feel uneasy, maybe it will comfort you to know that the judge in the case, Ali Nathan, previously served as associate counsel in the White House during the Obama administration.

Additionally, you should take comfort in knowing that President Joe Biden is likely to nominate her for a seat in the federal 2nd Circuit Appeals Court.

These connections, by themselves, don't mean anything. But there are those who feel Epstein was the victim of a staged suicide, and that the fix is in for the trial. Why?

Epstein was host of a sexual fantasy island for the rich, famous and connected. Imagine if you could get a look inside the Guestbook at Epstein's private St. James Island in the Virgins (no pun intended). Think of all the high and mighty who would fall, and how far they would fall.

As for the Smollett trial, the lawyer has come out and proudly declared that Smollett is "the real victim." I'm not sure how he figures that.

I don't want to deny Smollett his day in court, but it's hard to believe that the prosecution has this wrong. From walking around with a noose draped around his neck (most of us would take that off as soon as possible) to knowing the two 'assailants,' the prosecution seems to have a strong case.

But justice is a funny thing today. If you defend yourself from people who are attacking you, as a prosecuting attorney in the Rittenhouse case put it, 'you don't have a right to defend yourself.' But, if you start buildings on fire in conjunction with a Black Lives Matter "protest," your rights are unlimited and unhindered by the rights of others.

The only consistent thing about what passes for justice today is the lack of consistency, which is why we have no idea how the Smollett and Ghislaine trials will work out.