As we wind down 2008, here are a few wishes from me:
That my readers will be spared from the violent crime that infects so much of our world, near and far.
That if accused of a crime, my readers will benefit from a system that presumes innocence before guilt, and that provides due process for all.
That lawyers, legislators and judges continue to work together, to improve the delivery of criminal justice to all who seek it.
That the innocent will be exonerated, the guilty punished, and the doubtful reassured.
A happy and healthy New Year to all.