Trial Lawyers and Elections
Lately, the news has been full of reports about unscrupulous trial lawyers. In September, a trial lawyer was disbarred for illegally demanding $2 million from a client. Two weeks ago, Scott Johnson, who is responsible for thousands of ADA lawsuits across California, was accused of crimes (that we won’t mention here).
But these scandals have not decreased the political influence of trial lawyers. They continue to donate huge sums of money to candidates in attempts to influence judges and discourage them from enacting legal reform. Consider Illinois’ 5th District Appellate Court Race, in which trial lawyers have donated almost $150,000 to judicial candidate Judy Cates.
If candidates take campaign contributions from trial lawyers, what are the odds that they will stand up against lawsuit abuse if elected? This is an important question that voters need to ask themselves. We should have judges who will support hardworking Americans instead. Make sure you register to vote and have your voice against lawsuit abuse heard at the polls!