Usually, when I hear those words, I want to choke the person who uttered them, regardless of what law they are proposing. Today, I will be “that” person.
In any case that is contested in court, whether for criminal or civil matters, the loser should be required to pay the cost of opposing counsel. This would go a long way to eliminate frivilous lawsuits and “bankrupt them with legal costs” campaigns. It would also force the State have a damn near airtight case before filing charges.