Republican Party Platform

When evaluating a potential juror’s suitability, the trial lawyer should keep in mind this excerpt from the 2004 Official Platform of the Republican Party:

“America’s litigation system is broken. Junk and frivolous lawsuits are driving up the cost of doing business in America by forcing companies to pay excessive legal expenses to fight off or settle often baseless lawsuits….And the bulk of jury awards to plaintiffs don’t even go to the people who deserve it…. Trial lawyers get rich from the misfortune of others. They cost hundreds of thousands of good jobs, drive honest employers out of business, deprive women of critical medical care – then skip out with fat wallets and nary a thought for the economic havoc and human misery they leave in their wake.”