History. We forget it faster than it happens.

Not long ago, a plea for justice included some type of animal sacrifice. We can bet a larger sacrifice came with a bigger expectation of … justice. Now the price  only includes state and local court fees. No more animal sacrifices. Just some human blood, maybe an arm or a leg.

If you like paying for access to justice, thank the Republican Party for jacking up fees that get nothing more than an opportunity for a hearing.

So, if you want to be heard, save your pennies.