Dann Fallout:

The Columbus Dispatch reports on how disgraced Ohio Atorney General Marc Dann's mismanagement of his office could make the state liable in several expected and potential lawsuits.

John Burgess (mail) (www):
I know it might sound revolutionary, but the statement "Compensation is the only way we have to right a wrong in our society." is simply not true.

Without knowing the degree of harassment the named women suffered, I can't say what would be entirely just. But there is a range of ways to resolve the issues. A certain amount of satisfaction can be derived from the fact that Dann is going to get what's coming to him. There's also satisfaction that the hostile environment isn't going to be around anymore.

A meritorious pay increase to those who blew the whistle would help those individuals as well as encourage others to not put up with this kind of nonsense.

Granted, there are no attorney fees to be gotten with non-monetary solutions--bad for the lawyers who seek their cut--but justice can be served without dipping into the taxpayer pocket.
5.18.2008 2:25pm
Bill Poser (mail) (www):
Indeed, in the case of those who were forced out a major component of appropriate compensation might be to rehire them.
5.18.2008 3:24pm