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Trial Lawyers vs. Rick Perry

Politico’s Alexander Burns reported earlier this week that trial lawyers across America are preparing to make war with presidential hopeful, Governor Rick Perry of Texas, a proponent of tort reform.   Should Perry win the GOP presidential nomination, deep-pocketed trial lawyers stand at the ready to ramp up fundraising efforts to defeat him.

According to Politico, The Perry Campaign has made tort reform a centerpiece of his presidential campaign.  However, it is still unclear what kind of tort reform he’d like to see at the federal level.  One thing is for sure, the constitutional right to a jury trial is one constitutional provision the right-wing likes to ignore at their convenience.  Tort reform is a direct attack on the right to have matters decided by a jury of your peers, rather than a political hack, whether from the state or federal capital, or the trial court bench. 

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