More evidence that access to the court is becoming a privilege than a right can be found here. It discusses some of the "Judicial Activism" that is far more prevalent than the sort the right bemoans. The article briefly glides through an alarming practice of nullifying or removing juries from considering issues in court--often actually ignoring the constitution in pulling this off. The author of this piece notes the difference between the more conservative judges that are doing this and the fact that most all are GOP/Bush appointees. While this is noteworthy, it misses the real action going on here: All of these cases involve a judge bending the system to help someone powerful to prevail over someone who is weak or who has been victimized. Let's protect the heinous at all costs.