We have in the United States what economists call "absolute attorney monopoly".
Lawyers have clinched the market of legal services for themselves and do not allow anybody else to do anything in it.
Does not matter that "the practice of law" - the subject of regulation is not clearly defined by statute in any of the 255+ court jurisdictions across the United States, and that such regulation, under a standing and, supposedly, binding U.S. Supreme Court precedent, is unconstitutional based not on just one, but on several points.
Does not matter that it is non-sensical to allow the fox to regulate themselves for the benefit of the chickens (consumers) - without letting chickens have a say in the regulation, that is, supposedly, for their benefit.
Does not matter that the chickens may want to choose their own foxy to represent themselves in court - and, possibly, not from the pack approved by big bad foxes (the government).
Does not matter that there are - in abundance - situations when the "outside foxies" are knowledgeable in how to defend chickens against the big bad fox, while the "inside foxies" are not. The big bad fox still tells the chickens then - you must choose the dumb inside foxies to represent yourself against me in my court, rather than the outside smart foxies, because I said so.
Does not matter that big bad foxes have long ruled that lack of a law license (not being a member of the monopoly) does not mean that services of such a person are ineffective
- making such a regulation/monopoly nonsensical.
Does not matter that big bad foxes have long been punishing the outside foxies, for doing HIGH QUALITY, GOOD work for indigent chickens - because they were doing that GOOD work for the indigent chickens that no inside foxies wanted to do, but without permission from the big bad fox, and without paying their ways through the required "golden path" (see below).
That is a criminal offense in the United States, doing good work ("practice of law") without permission of the big bad fox - who cannot define what the practice of law is in the first place, but will put you in jail if you practice it without its permission.
Does not matter that it makes no sense, when the big bad fox (the government) sues the chicken, that the chicken's rights (the big bad fox says) are protected in the best way only (supposedly) if their own opponent, the big bad fox, chooses a foxy for the chicken, out of a list of foxies pre-approved by the big bad fox.
Does not matter that it makes no sense to allow the big bad fox (courts) to regulate all foxies while the absolute majority of foxies do not litigate (do not work in courts).
Does not matter that any monopoly - and attorney monopoly is no exception:
- increases prices for consumer;
- cuts diversity of products and services;
- cuts quality of products and services - all by reducing competition,
- stifles innovation,
- stifles social progress by putting a high price on entry into the monopoly by requiring every new foxy to pay his way through a "golden path":
1/ graduate from high school;
2/ pay for and stay out of the job market for 4 years of college (does not matter what degree - it is useless, its role is to make candidates to enter the monopoly WAIT for 4 more years and pay for it through their noses - the poor will fall off the wagon of candidates on their own
3/ pay for and stay out of the job market for 3 more years of law school (200,000 dollars all in all for not the best of law schools nowadays - on to of college student loans);
4/ pay for an "ethics" exam
5/ pay a Board licensing fee
6/ pay for a super-expensive bar exam preparation fee
7/ pay a bar exam fee;
8/ regularly pay the ever-increasing biennial licensing fees and
9/ Continued Legal education - not cheap, but mandatory amount of hours to maintain a license
10/ it is very advisable for foxies (individually and as firms and associations) to make "contributions" to election campaign of judges - to win cases in front of them.
But, we have long passed that point - and the poor STILL cannot hire outside foxies, cannot make a choice any legally competent adult must be able to make for himself - who is going to be his trusted person to represent him in court.
Meanwhile, the same justice Sotomayor (and her brothers and sisters) STILL continued to reject petitions of attorneys for the poor disbarred or suspended and taken out of the rich of their indigent clients, thus broadening the justice gap over which this "Democratic" justice has shed her crocodile tears.
Attorney monopoly in the United States DID start to give way - albeit slowly.
You scan in and upload your legal document, the software, assisted by artificial intelligence, spots legal issues in it and pops up for you statutes and court decisions on points of those decisions - you can read it and form your own impression what are your chances in a particular court proceeding.
But, foxes are called foxes because they are tricky.
And, American foxes (attorneys) have seen the writing of deregulation on the wall a wrong time ago. And made precautionary arrangements.
Tell me, what do you do if you bomb and poison and burn your own planet into extinction?
You try to find another one to bomb and poison and burn into extinction, of course.
And that's what the American legal profession has done.
The essence of the project is, of course, nothing close to spreading the Rule of Law over the welcoming world.
It is a project transplanting all that is bad in the U.S. - its corrupt and ineffective court system, its attorney monopoly that has caused a dire crises of access to justice - to the so-called 3rd world and post-Soviet countries, including Russia.
To transplant their home Armageddon overseas to be able to operate under homelike conditions, the American legal profession did not spare millions over millions - of taxpayer money, of course, they work through and with USAID - which keeps contracts with the ABA on this project secret, blocking Freedom of Information requests from the likes of me.
But, judging by certain tax returns of certain organizations available on guidestar.org, the ABA works on the global shit-spreading project the same way as they work at home.
They bribed the necessary people, brought them on world and U.S. tours, educated them in Harvard, employed their friends and relatives - and, thus, changed country Constitutions and legislations, and instilled American-type attorney monopolies across the world.
Russia has fallen into this trap, too.
It was not easy to instill attorney monopoly in Russia. Well, it was not easy to do that in the U.S. either. It required nearly a century to do that - but it was done. And so it was - nearly completely now - in Russia.
In 1993 American lawyers have "helped" Russia re-write its Constitution, putting into it an "Article 48" that provided a guarantee to Russians not for just legal "help", but for "qualified legal help". That was later used as a pretext to restrict those who are allowed to provide "legal help" to the population - because they need to be "qualified", and their qualifications are to be determined by - guess who - members of the monopoly, of course, not the public.
In 9 years, in 2002 - a group of attorneys called "advocates" (about 80 000 out of the current 1-2 mln of Russian attorneys, nobody counted them, it is an educated guess), have gained monopoly in criminal cases, through a statute.
17 years further down the road, in less than a week, on October 1, 2019 - a yet another new statute goes into effect in Russia, by which all attorneys gained monopoly for court representation in civil cases.
On September 30, 2019 - the third and final stage of instilling American-type attorney monopoly starts, when the Russian Legislature, Gosduma, starts to discuss - behind closed doors, in a "working group" of unknown membership - how to put the final nail into Russian people's access to justice and how to gain submission of all Russian attorneys to government-controlled rich attorney elites.
Just like we have it in our United States of America.
And we are saying that Russia has interfered into our elections.
It's not even funny, foxies.
But - well, now indigent Americans can hope that the aurora is arising for them with the slowly coming deregulation of the rule of foxies in the US - while indigent Russians get plunged upon the conveniently offered American rake.