how can america claim to be fair and just when rich ppl get immensly better lawyers?

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    shouldn't all people get a level playing field when in court? how can you claim the justice system is even worth upholding when rich people get better lawyers with connections to judges and DAs and then get let free or minimal punishment, while a poor person doing the same thing would spend years or their entire life in jail?

    considering everything else is in the justice process is run by the government, except for jails which just hold already processed people, why can't trial lawyers work for hte government and each person be assigned a lawyer from a random pool?
     
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    Poor people can get better lawyers too, they just have to pay for them.
     
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    Because we don't live-in a communist country...yet.
     
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    so police, judges, government prosecutors, law makers, etc being run and paid for by the government is okay, but putting lawyers in that mix would suddenly make us communists?

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    How about accountants, plumbers, and builders too?
     
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    If you can't afford a lawyer, you can get a court appointed one. You are not denied representation.
     
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    Or....houses. Oh wait, we tried that already, and it nearly killed the economy.
     
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    what do those have to do with the justice system? you are really fucking stupid
     
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    ok... where did I say you don't get representation? I said you get shitty representation and will likely be charged with whatever the judge and prosecutor wants while rich people will get away with it and be able to commit more crimes
     

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