Legal Rights and Wrongs

Thought of the moment after reading about how Vitesse fired its CEO "amid the company's probe into possible improper dating of stock options."

Something that's wrong isn't made right when a lawyer tells you it's right and agrees to sign a letter stating that.

Something that smells wrong, seems wrong, and looks wrong is still wrong. A lawyer may provide justified for an act, but that's different than the act being the right thing to do.

I'm amazed at how many people delude themselves (so many ex-executives, for instance) into believing that. That's the Enron exec defense, I suppose.