Tort "reform" is great for Republicans
More than a few have noted that tort "reform" goes contrary to many GOP beliefs such as states' rights, and have opined that the real reason the party pushes tort "reform" so heavily is that it hurts the Democratic party's ability to raise funds. Here's another article on the topic. I haven't had time to read the article yet, but the following passage has piqued my interest:
As reported in Part IV of Raw Story Investigates’ series, Mississippi attorneys have described the behind-the-scenes political fight sparked by the tobacco ruling as nothing short of “war.” Attorneys interviewed for this series of articles have depicted the “gloves off” stance taken by the Republicans against the Democrats in the South as a domestic war between corporations on one side and lawyers representing plaintiffs on the other.
During the early years of the Bush administration, some inside the Republican National Committee allegedly saw Minor as an obstacle to the Southern strategy that was then being planned.
As one Mississippi attorney explained, “In war, you first cut off the supply lines of the enemy troops.” Minor was the “supply” target because of his large donations to Democratic candidates. Judge Oliver Diaz was the “obstacle” to corporate interests seeking to reduce plaintiff cases and keep tribal casinos deregulated.
So what do you think - does the GOP support tort "reform" because it hurts the Dems?