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Moyers spent the better part of an hour stating the obvious criticism in his typical lib-didactic style, but missing the solution. Here it is in three words: privatize the courts. A second best solution is to end judicial elections in the 39 states that have them. And while we're on the subject of politics, there should be a rule prohibiting lawyers from being legislators. Allowing lawyers to legislate is a huge institutional conflict of interest, and brings tons of rent seeking in its wake. Of course, as Spooner pointed out, legislation is an absurdity, a usurpation, and a crime, but that's another matter.
"So where will public faith in the courts lie now? Not very high, I am afraid. "

Afraid? This is all to the good. The state is criminal and is able to get away with its systematic crime precisely because the public has the fallacious view that the state and its constituent organs are legitimate. There is, indeed, no reason to have "faith" much less rational confidence in the legitimacy of the state's courts; they are nothing but fake courts of a criminal agency, merely posing as courts of justice. They give lip service to it to go along with the charade. The public should not have faith in courts since they are not real courts of justice.

And real courts of justice would be that, then? Privately owned and operated? Some "justice" if, as would presumably be the case, anyone with enough money could just buy their way out of trouble. Not to mention it would give a whole new meaning to the phrase "jurisdiction shopping".

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