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"Attack Ads, Newspapers Heat Up Tort Reform War"

A one-sided piece in the April 28 National Law Journal singles out the Institute for Legal Reform's advertising campaign and notes ATLA's response. It discusses the reformer's tactics, and the substance of anti-reformer's responses. Thus, an ATLA ad responding to the Chamber's poll ranking civil justice systems "debunk[s]" it without any response from the Chamber. But recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions (Mar. 10, Jan. 21, Jan. 4) are only "allegedly anti-business," and the discussion of them features a rousing defense that fails to mention how unprecedented they are together with the uncritically repeated argument that the complaint is "politics rather than law." And need I mention that ATLA is the most successful lobby in the nation that regularly outspends its opponents, but the story describes it as an underdog that "has plenty of catching up to do" with the Chamber?



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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