We are very fortunate in the United States, and in California in particular, to have ready access to the courts. Here, juries of average citizens decide disputes, and not a judge appointed by a particular political party, or an arbitrator paid for many times over by a large insurance company. Many people believe that the United States has the finest legal system in the world. There are very few other places where the average citizen can sue the most powerful companies and people around, including even the United States government, win if the cause is just. This is one of the truly great things about this country, and something very much worth preserving.