The justice and legal systems of western countries has, like the other industries we consider in Smallism, become a force for corruption and malfeasance with many cases being used for political persecution or profit and blackmail.
Justice, like all state entities, has become corrupt. Unfair sentencing and political prosecutions have become common. The latest crimes of 'hate speech' (but only certain kinds of hate speech) and the COVID related prosecutions show that justice has become subpar to the needs of the people.
Smallism aims, in the long term, to realign the justice system to the needs of the people. Simplifying the legal code and making it easier and quicker for legal cases to be made and heard.
Because legal action is an integral part of how Smallism manages ward relationships.
For example, if a ward is dumping waste products the surrounding wards will prosecute for the clean-up and this action will prevent the dumping ward from dumping in the first place.