As The BLT noted earlier, the adventures of boy wizard Harry Potter have sparked legal scholarship. Now in today's paper, Andrew Fois, in his commentary "Due Process for All Wizards," analyzes the law within the Potter universe.
Fois finds that government, as imagined by J.K. Rowling, is monolithic, totalitarian, and bureaucratic and that the law is "dysfunctional, without any semblance of due process and unconcerned with correct outcomes." As a result, Harry and his friends resort to self-help and embrace situational ethics.
Apparently, even with all their magical powers, the wizards and witches could still use some good lawyers.