“Given half a chance, the lawyers in the Justice department will write the most restrictive terms of reference for the inquiry. They’ll spend months drafting and redrafting a lengthy document larded with legalese that will confound the public and limit the inquiry’s scope.”
Not a fan of the way that everything in this article is framed, but the above quotation strikes me as important. I spend a lot of time working to demonstrate how professional language, conventions, and processes can exclude people from important conversations. Hopefully we’re able to set aside ‘the way things are done’ to create the kind of Inquiry that people want.