Do you actually believe a jury of 12 of your "peers" are not swayed by the most eloquent orator rather than the "facts" as you "claim" them to be? Money talks in courts. Which sucks, and punishes honest poor people, but we haven't seen a better system. I'd use the court system in its current format simply because I have some faith in humanity still, but not enough to wager a million dollars if I lose. I put "peers" in quotes because showing knowledge and intelligence are often disqualifying criteria for jury selection, not always, but often.