Society has expectations of its justice system. Even though in the past it has been a source of great and frequent disappointment with its shallow and extremely slow investigation of major scandals, the public has recently come to believe that there is a new generation of prosecutors and judges that are not afraid to investigate thorny cases and to then impose the law without prevarication or undue leniency where necessary.
In the case of Makis Psomiadis, one of the alleged ringleaders in a major match-fixing scandal in soccer, the people have been sadly disappointed to see the revival of a long tradition of immunity for some from the law.
For the most part, the judicial world is outraged by the handling this specific case has received, and justly so. As far as the people are concerned, they understand that judges are right to demand better pay at a time when their role is especially crucial.
But they also demand that judges do not shy away from the task of taking on the mighty groups of lawlessness that have dragged the name of so many of this country?s institutions through the mud.