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Bush in Madison County: three commentaries



In the American Spectator, Bill Tucker calls Madison County a "rotten borough" and recounts some of the procedural tricks lawyers use to get venue there in cases with no particular relation to the county (as in a class action against Wyndham Hotels, which has no facilities in Madison County). (Thanks for the mention, too.) The Chicago Tribune has one of its usual excellent editorials (" Welcome to Madison County, Mr. President. Just hold on to your wallet."). And St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan, who knows a thing or two from personal experience about the talons of the Madison County plaintiff's bar, sits in on some proceedings in a Granite City courtroom (the James Blair Down case) with amusing results.

 

 


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

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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