I recently read an interesting article online the other day. It was posted on the Center for a Just Society’s website, and is entitled, “Tort Reform: Remedy or Red Herring?” The article discusses the trend of Republican lawmakers blaming ballooning health care costs on trial lawyers. This decoy is a classic example of politicians trampling principle in pursuit of politics. In this case, Republicans are using tort reform to protect corporate criminals (also known as their financial benefactors) from full accountability for their wrongdoings, and in so doing, they continue to undermine our nation’s justice system.
You can read the full article online here.