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Bipartisan civil justice caucus in Congress

On February 10, 2011, 6 members of the United States House of Representatives announced the formation of the bipartisan Congressional Civil Justice Caucus. The Caucus' founding members include Co-Chairs Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK) as well as Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), and Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-TX).

Democratic support for civil justice reform is important and good news—there's no reason for this not to be a bipartisan issue—but with a Republican House, the roadblock to reform is in the Senate and executive branch. [New GMU Law & Econ website; Press release; Lysaught video; ILR statement]

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Rafael Mangual
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Manhattan Institute


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