Does the rule of law apply equally to all citizens, even when “the law is a ass,” to quote Charles Dickens? Or do celebrities get one form of justice for mindless laws they endorse while breaking them, while everyone else gets the tougher form? That question now rests with the District of Columbia’s Attorney General, who will have to decide what to do with NBC’s David Gregory for brandishing a high-capacity magazine on television:Good question! Actually several good questions. Does the rule of law apply equally to all citizens? Or, is "the law an ass"? Do celebrities get a pass, while everyone else has to obey the law?
It's going to be interesting to see how the AG's office decides those questions.