New Yorkers got a modicum of justice, and corrupt New York politicians got a clear warning, after convicted felon Sheldon Silver was sent back to federal prison after two days of freedom.
Silver, the former state Assembly speaker and one of the three most powerful politicians in the state for many years, was sentenced last August to 6-1/2 years in prison for trading legislation for millions in business revenue.
But just eight months into his sentence, he was released earlier this week with the possibility he would serve out the remainder his sentence in his luxury home(s).
Many, including the people who prosecuted him and editorial boards across the state including ours, framed his early release as a stark example of favoritism for the powerful and wealthy, and called it a miscarriage of justice.
Well, on Thursday, the authorities that decide such matters reversed course and ordered Silver back to prison.
For a moment, at least, justice has once again prevailed.