A Closer Look At The Call for Tort Reform
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform is at it again, denigrating attorneys who represent people, rather than businesses, with a list of the top five most ridiculous lawsuits of 2010. Click here to read about these lawsuits and to take a closer look at what is and isn’t frivolous. It’s funny how the same people who loudly proclaim how America needs to get back to the intent of the framers of the U.S. Constitution to save the country, conveniently ignore the constitutional right to a trial by jury in civil cases guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Real conservatives, real Americans and real believers in the Constitution believe in individual liberty and justice, including the right to jury trials in civil cases. Former Republican Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee recently wrote an article about how the civil justice system in American isn’t broken at all and works just fine. Ken Connor, a conservative trial attorney, recently wrote an enlightening editorial on how tort reform is nothing but a political red herring and similar editorial on the hypocrisy of selective enforcement of constitutional rights by politicians. Also read the Florida Justice Association’s white paper on the myth of tort reform.
Don’t jump on the tort reform bandwagon. Be informed. Stand up for your individual rights. America is about liberty and justice for all, not liberty and justice for big business.