“And justice for all.” Boy, did I believe that as a child, when I placed my hand on my chest and recited the Pledge of Allegiance with fellow grade-school classmates. Although I grew up and smelled the coffee, that ideal is still implanted in my psyche.
Dan Gustafson also grew up not only believing in it but walking the talk as a trial lawyer. On Monday, the former high school dropout, twice named a “super lawyer” in Minnesota by a prestigious legal magazine, will go to bat in a federal courtroom in St. Paul for a group of people who have put the justice-for-all concept to perhaps one of its greatest tests.
I’m talking here about the 720 males and one woman civilly committed and undergoing treatment at secure facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter as part of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. Full Opinion Piece