Remember that obnoxious kid who threatened to tell your mom on you?
Now they threaten you with a lawyer.
Then another lawyer (a judge) tells you whether you’re guilty or not.
Doesn’t matter… you still have to pay a lawyer. The other lawyer gets paid too even if wrong.
Nice work if you can get it.
Here’s a deep dive into what is called the judicial process…invented by lawyers. Please have patience…there’s some good stuff in here. If you understand how the judicial system works, you’ll soon figure out what happened during the last election…and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Every year from 2012 to 2019, the Supreme court received an average of 7,000 to 8,000 petitions for a hearing. Each year, the court has agreed to hear only about 80 of those cases.
The Constitution limits original jurisdiction cases to those involving disputes between the states or disputes arising among ambassadors and other high-ranking ministers. Appellate jurisdiction means that the Court has the authority to review the decisions of lower courts. Most of the cases the Supreme Court hears are appeals from lower courts. The federal government currently has 94 district courts and 13 circuit courts, as well as Bankruptcy Court and the Court of International Trade.
Four of the nine Justices must vote to accept a case. one Justice may grant a stay pending review by the entire Court. Each Justice is permitted to have between three and four law clerks per Court term. These are individuals who, fairly recently, graduated from law school, typically, at the top of their class from the best schools. Often, they have served a year or more as a law clerk for a federal judge. Among other things, they do legal research that assists Justices in deciding what cases to accept; help to prepare questions that the Justice may ask during oral arguments; and assist with the drafting of opinions.
Total: 54 lawyers
Each state within the United States, plus the District of Columbia, has at least one supreme court, or court of last resort. There are 344 lawyers on these courts and have a limited time in office, unlike the lifetime appointment to the Fed supreme court.
Total: 407 lawyers
Now let’s drill down and use Minnesota to further understand the judicial process:
Currently, the MN Supreme Court reviews petitions in approximately 700 cases a year and accepts about 10-12 percent of cases from the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The court also resolves appeals from the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals and the Tax Court, two executive-branch agency courts, and petitions filed by the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, and the Board on Judicial Standards. Certain election-related disputes and appeals in first-degree murder cases are automatically heard by the MN Supreme Court.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals provides review of all final decisions of the trial courts, state agencies, and local governments. As the error-correcting court, the Court of Appeals handles most of the appeals, which allows the Minnesota Supreme Court to spend time resolving difficult constitutional and public policy cases. There are 19 lawyers on the Minnesota Court of Appeals
Total: 426 lawyers
Digging deeper into this miasma…there are 19 judges in the Dakota County court system. To reach these judges, you must have a lawyer file a form from the 34 categories developed by the MN state administrator’s office. There is a state court administrator and a deputy state court administrator in charge of this piece of the puzzle. The State Court Administrator’s Office is organized into an Executive Office and six divisions.
Total: 428 lawyers plus an unknown number listed in six divisions of the state’s administrator’s office, control the system of review.
So that’s the legal hierarchy of the lawyers who will interpret laws created by other lawyers…and a few idiots elected to join the lawyers in the government bodies created to make the laws. Of course, I’m referring to our 535 congress critters and those law makers at the state levels. They have managed to create so many laws that it would destroy every tree on the planet if they were printed on paper.
Not content with creating laws, the Judicial system does have a major flaw. They allowed administrators to create bureaucracies who then began a competition creating rules and regulations to compete with the number of laws. The net effect was usurpation of the Judicial process by administrators who answer to the Executive branch…a clear merging of the two branches of government with conflicting rulings…bringing even more “need” for judges. Current egregious example is the vaccine mandate that allows bureaucrats from health departments to force citizens to accept foreign materials into their bodies. Quick check within the Constitution clearly makes this illegal but the administrators (like Lord Fauci) pay no heed to that now superfluous document.
Lawyers exist mainly to protect you from other lawyers.
Currently there are 1,352,027 lawyers in the US.
170 members of the House and 60 Senators are lawyers. Out of a total of 435 U.S. Representatives and 100 Senators, lawyers comprise the biggest voting block of one type, making up 43% of Congress. I’ll let you figure out how many members are idiots with or without legal training.
There are 81 Republicans in Congress who list “lawyer” as their profession. There are 123 Democrats in Congress that list “lawyer” as their profession.
MN has 25,369 lawyers for a population of 5,706,400 citizens. That’s 45 lawyers for every group of 10,000 citizens. MN lawyers must start at the state court administrator’s office to start the paperwork on any legal action on behalf of their clients who have run up against this tsunami of laws, rules and regulations.
The Minnesota Legislature has 67 senators and 134 representatives for a total of 201 members. The State of Minnesota is divided into 67 legislative districts, with about 79,163 people in each district. Voters elect one senator from each of these districts. Each senate district is divided into two sections. Voters elect one House member, or representative, from each section, making a total of 134 representatives. These districts, which are made up of about 39,582 people each, are identified with an “A” or a “B.”
The Nebraska legislature is simpler. It is a unicameral consisting of 49 senators. One of them was a member for half a century…Ernie Chambers…with a law degree from Creighton University but a barber by profession.
I fondly remember many hours in the Student Center at Creighton University in the late 1950’s with Ernie where he gently questioned many of my opinions. At that age, I had many. He had a profound effect on my life as I decided to focus on learning rather than on grades. The Jesuits weren’t very happy but I got the education I wanted and paid for.
It’s worth the internet search on Ernie, specially the time he successfully sued God in that august body. The state actually passed a term limit law to get rid of him but he was re-elected again and is the longest serving state senator…because he serves his voters and not a political party.
What turned Ernie into one of the few politicians I know and admire is his sense of humor. You knew he was bringing you to a conclusion that was diametrically opposed to your opinion…by his infectious grin and soft voice. Ernie boiled everything down to common sense rather than ideology. If you disagreed with him you soon realized it didn’t matter because he was representing his constituents, not you.
I never got the chance to vote for Ernie. I left Nebraska for Vietnam and subsequently lived in ten states but never back to Nebraska. I did manage to follow Ernie’s career as a senator as he became the conscience of that lawyer filled body.
Ernie would have been the only non-Republican politician I ever voted for…until 2020 when I voted for DFLer Matt Little for reelection to the MN state senate.
Here’s what led me to that decision:
The Republican party ran lies about him during the campaign which led me to view his campaign video. Here was this politician running through large crowds with a staff person running behind him holding a huge sign with an arrow that pointed to Matt with just his name on it.
You couldn’t help but laugh while admiring his ridicule of politics while garnering name recognition.
I then viewed some videos of his presentations to various groups. He didn’t sound like a politician…common sense and logic backed his presentations…and even asked for opposing views.
The video on his campaign website of wife Coco fielding a phone call from the Republican party was the kicker. She was grinning throughout the video as the caller told lie after lie about her husband to get her to vote for the Republican…they didn’t know they had just called their opponents wife.
I invited him to stop by after he lost the election. He showed up and we shared an adult beverage and pondered the state of the world. We didn’t solve anything but confirmed a mutual admiration. I’m almost afraid to ask what he admires about me.
Matt has a difficult decision to make…fight the system from the inside or from the outside. He has the credentials to be drafted for the internal battle. It may boil down to how far into the battlefield he ventures.
Change is coming.
That change includes a complete rejection of the Lame Stream Media as a source of news. Social media is witnessing change as free rather than censored websites are growing exponentially. Potential voters are starting to embrace politicians who do not parrot any of the party approved cliches and are firmly based on principle and love of country that goes beyond party label.
The uniparty of RINOs and Democrats will see their voter base erode as candidates listen to their supporters rather than party officials.
Success for people like Matt will come from a position of strength where supporters will begin financing people campaigns rather than party campaigns.
The internet has given us the ability to find the politician who fully supports their political party…or the patriot who will ask the simple question: Does this proposed law benefit the people I represent?
We’re now in a battle about election fraud. Key state politicians jury rigged their state election laws without their legislature involved and now lawyers are arguing about whether it affected the outcome of the election.
One group of lawyers will say it did while the other group will say it didn’t.
We’ll be back to that top tier of lawyers (SCOTUS) who replaced your Mom when making a decision about what’s right or wrong.
Once the judicial process is complete…we’re back to politicians making new laws to replace the laws that were rejected.
If you don’t find the patriots among the politicians…that’s going to be your fault when you vehemently disagree with the laws. I urge you to take the time…and donate time and money directly to those patriots.
Or let your mother dry your tears.
While you cogitate on this information, here are a few memes with very succinct messages: