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November 05, 2004
Doctors and the Madison County results
Reader Daniel Shinkle of Lawrenceville, Ill. writes:
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting: "The election of a Republican to the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday was a disaster for the Madison County plaintiff's bar, says longtime prosecutor Don Weber."
For more, see this morning's post on Overlawyered.
Posted by Walter Olson at 12:06 AM
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Doctors in this part of Illinois who had never been politically active have been telling their patients that the medical community is in crisis and asking them to vote Karmeier. Most of these doctors will probably never be organized politically, but right now, they are angry and worried -- worried about their own livlihoods and about their communities. Most of them could move to another State, sign up with a clinic there, work less, and make more money. They don't want to do that. This election tells them that people are starting to support them.
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