The legal and judicial professions commonly employ the mental health profession to characterize criticism or accusations of wrongdoing as psychiatric problems to avoid having to address them. I have been diagnosed as everything from a gentleman to a paranoid schizophrenic depending on what was wanted at the particular time.
This is of course a serious problem. The ability and propensity of the legal profession to falsely attack and discredit critics through any number of means, not just those presented here, is of course a major reason why many people who have valuable contributions to make in the area of legal reform, won't, and indeed can't afford to, enter the arena.
For convenience I have collected in one place some of the principal examples of the phenomenon out of various other sections of this Web site. Also, no attempt here is made to tie these events together. For a more comprehensive discussion see "AN OVERVIEW."