Political Selection Process Results in Second- Rate Judges
The Merit System used by other Countries to Select Judges results in Respected and Responsible Judges
Judicial Accountability instead of Judicial Immunity
\"Take all the robes of all the good judges that have ever lived on the face of the earth, and they would not be large enough to cover the iniquity of one corrupt judge\" - Henry Ward Beecher (1887): We now have an Epidemic of Corrupt Judges.
Res Judicata: No Friend of True Justice
This Doctrine - Holding that a Matter once decided cannot be Relitigated - itself spawns mountains of fee-generating litigation
Lex Cincia - Type Laws Would Curb Vexatious Litigation
An Ancient Roman law prohibited paying fees to lawyers for representing anyone in court
Issue: Pro se litigation (pro per litigation, litigation in propria persona) should be encouraged
\". . . the right to file a lawsuit pro se is one of the most important rights under the constitution and laws.\" (Elmore v. McCammon (1986) 640 F.Supp. 905,911): This Right is now under Attack by the Bar Associations and Judges.
Why Pick on the Lawyer Industry?
The lawyer is a hired gun. He is paid money by one stranger to go into court and slander another stranger.
Oppressive statutes which benefit only the legal industry.
Tort Reformers & Trial Lawyers Both Miss the Point
Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater
\"Actual Justice\" is not \"Adversarial Justice\"
\"(R)e-examination of the adversary process is essential to moderate its excesses and instill the idea that the effective resolution of . . . disputes lies more through problem solving than confrontation\" - Judge Schwarzer
14th Century Procedural Rigamarole in the 21st Century
Our anachronistic adversary system - descended from medieval trial-by-battle - benefits only the lawyer industry