court system design is basically broken
- The degree to which it functions at all depends heavily on how much money a participant is able to spend. (see issue about money being OP stat)
- Even when participants are on equal footing financially, decisions do not appear to be based on any kind of rational appraisal of the evidence.
- Too much in-person participation required; should be asynchronous and offsite unless there is compelling reason to do it in person or synchronously.
- example of: The courtroom decisionmaking process, while documented at great length, is broken as described above.
- The documentation is also terrible.
- caused by: If we had better political decisionmaking processes, we could begin to fix the problems with the court system through legislation.