Taking Aim at the American Legal System: The Council on Competitiveness's Agenda for Legal Reform

by Deborah R. Hensler

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This article, reprinted from [Judicature,] considers the Council on Competitiveness's agenda for reform of the U.S. civil justice system. Citing the lack of evidence to support many of its assertions, the author suggests that the council is on shaky ground in blaming U.S. economic problems on the legal system. In favoring corporate defendants over individual plaintiffs, the council appears to have a political agenda.

Originally published in: Judicature, v. 75, no. 5, Feb.-Mar. 1992, pp. 244-250

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