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Specter and tort reform



On the op-ed page of today's Washington Times, Timothy Carney argues that Arlen Specter's voting record on tort reform issues makes him "the favorite senator of the trial lawyers." The column concludes with this:

As Mr. Bush tries to revive the economy in his second term, it's not clear he can do that with Mr. Specter atop the committee that deals with tort reform. As Mr. Bush said during this campaign, "I don't think you can be pro-small business and pro-trial lawyer at the same time." There's little doubt whose side Mr. Specter is on. There's little hope for business if he's chairman.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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