Just a Thought.COLUMN: In our opinion
Although admittedly guilty of felony obstruction of justice A criminal offense that involves interference, through words or actions, with the proper operations of a court or officers of the court.
The integrity of the judicial system depends on the participants' acting honestly and without fear of reprisals. in the probe of discriminatory legislative redistricting redistricting: see legislative apportionment. , former House Speaker Thomas F. Finneran now is seeking reinstatement of his $31,269 state pension. The Boston Herald The Boston Herald is a tabloid format newspaper, though not a tabloid in the traditional sense, and is the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston, Massachusetts (the other being The Boston Globe). reports that, incredibly, his defense is that the obstruction - lying to a grand jury about his involvement as speaker in the redistricting - did not intersect with his public duties. Sadly, he joins William F. Bulger and other betrayers of the public trust whose public service devolved to flagrant fla·grant
1. Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible: a flagrant miscarriage of justice; flagrant cases of wrongdoing at the highest levels of government. See Usage Note at blatant.