By controlling this process, the government ties the judge's hands and conveys to their community that they have little power over their own bench. Leave the judgement calls on "frivolous" up to the judges. You cannot blanket every small claim as frivolous. The people need to be represented (big or small). Yes, some cases seem outright ridiculous in nature, but who am I to judge? Oh that's right, I'm not a judge! I do believe in judges and our judicial system. Yes and even after the top authority in our land purgers himself without reprisals from our congress. I also believe in a fair system and reject the puppet on the pulpit!