Don B, 10/11/2012 - 1:30pm "Poll tax justice
On the Diane Rehm show today, discussing the current whistleblower protection legislation in Congress, one of the commentators stated that most cases are dismissed because they are Pro Se. In other words, brought by people who cannot afford lawyers to present them according to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. If you are not a lawyer, have you ever tried to read and understand the FRCP? It might be as easy as a lawyer or judge trying to read an advanced engineering text.
Denying justice to people who cannot afford a lawyer, because they don’t know how to “state a case”, demonstrates jurisprudence at the same moral and Constitutional level as upholding a poll tax. "
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