"Welcome to the Royal Courts
For those of us who are not and cannot afford lawyers, coming before our legal system looking for Constitutional justice is like trying to get a car dealer to honor a warrantee, when the dealer requires one either to speak with the knowledge of or hire an automotive engineer, with a full and independent diagnosis of the defects before the dealer will deign to fix them. This makes it less a system of justice than a system of denial, an imposition of Rules apparently created to find excuses not to deliver justice.
The only logical result of such a system is for those with less resources, who can’t afford either lawyers or automotive engineers, who find the Rules to be intimidating, inscrutable and Byzantine, to do their own fixing. For such reasons, I hang onto a gas-guzzling 1980 pickup, because not only can I fix it, I can afford to fix it. We all see the results of people on the lower rungs of society trying to fix the law with their own hands. The prisons are full of them.
With every Decision, the Courts decide whether to concentrate on making sure the legal system works for the people, as the Constitution intended, or whether to satisfy personal politics and agendas. One way gains public respect; the other way loses it, perhaps slowly over time, but still and ultimately loses it.
To put it another way, in a very real sense, our Courts, especially the Federal Courts, are Royal Courts, surrounded by the lawyers and people who can afford them, who are their courtiers. To the rest of us Pro Se peasants, their legal jargon might as well be Old French, the Court language of diplomacy. Their Rules are the Royal Manners. Which none of us speak or understand well, if at all. None of us may partake of the Royal Justice unless we are to the Royal Manner and High Court Language trained or born. They go over our heads. When they do touch upon us, they seem to us just so much bohica. Bend over, here it comes again. Outside of the courtiers, only criminals are exempt from these circumstances, having the lawyers provided by their noblesse oblige grace of the Royal Documents. And the result of this very distinct segregation of justice?
OMG, there are outlaws in Sherwood."