If you're a young war dog, and you're running guns through the Triangle of Death, you should know that your chances of success are roughly 50-50. You have the same chances in any courtroom in America if you want to challenge your mortgage servicer. In any courtroom, in any matter of contention, your chance of success is 50-50. There is a Plaintiff. There is a Defendant. Each has an opposing view. One wins. There can be only one. I used to think 'How can I express this correctly?' I quickly realized there is no 'correctly.' I was going to be opposed, by people who are paid to oppose me. Correspondingly, I also opposed my opponent, whenever he wrote something down, as quickly as he could file it. We had an intermission while I was bankrupt, then we went through all the appeals. When I got to SCOTUS, five years later, I had unsuccessfully opposed a batch of high paid help. And, by the time I got to SCOTUS, ALL of my counterparties had moved on in life. The only one I could find was working for a bank. The SCOTUS clerk inquired 'You have to supply Proof of Service to your past counterparties, even if they are not approved to practice at SCOTUS, so they can get someone else in the club.' I had to respond that I had found one of them, who now worked in a bank and no longer practiced law, and the three I filed Texas Bar complaints had apparently sought other work elsewhere, and the other five had kind of disappeared. I like to think that maybe they hit a tree at night driving around and the helicopters got them. Texas has some big trees. The one in my front yard is easily five hundred years old. This is why I had to serve the General Counsel and the CEO of each institution I had invited to the SCOTUS meetup. I knew they weren't members of the club, but I knew they could hire somebody who was.
SCOTUS did considerate for a while, about five months, then they tore up my check for filing fee and informed me that my writ was not really that weighty, and they wouldn't be considering it. I threw in another $400, and bought a new furnace.
I don't advise people, because I don't practice law, and I don't accept remuneration. But I still feel as strongly as ever -
GET A JURY! 50-50!