Our Eroding Liberty

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

Liberty is guaranteed by the right to a jury trial. In civil cases, that right is guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Anytime the law limits your right to have a jury decide your rights in court, either civil or criminal, it erodes your liberty—the very liberty the founding fathers sought to assure you would never lose when they wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Every time a law is enacted that compels arbitration by a panel of attorneys, that caps damages, that limits theories of law you can pursue or that places extra burdens on proving your claim in court, your liberty is eroded. Read this article and get and idea of how tort reform laws, encouraged by many who claim to be the fiercest defenders of the Constitution, erode your liberty.