Alabama Supreme Court Races More Important Than Ever
While this a gubernatorial election year in Alabama, arguably the most important state wide races that will affect the average Alabamian are the races for the Alabama Supreme Court. While there are legitimate concerns over frivolous lawsuits and judicial activism a real concern that most Alabamians don't recognize until they need it is equal access to Justice. A review of the Alabama Supreme Court's pro Corporate America decisions shed some light on the difficulty the average Alabamian has in gaining equal access to Justice.
Judicial conservatives and pro-business candidates tout caps on damages as a means of "tort reform" to reduce frivolous lawsuits and lower insurance rates; however, how many individuals, property owners, small businessmen, fishermen, and others in the Gulf Coast would now think BP's liability for the untold Billions in damages they are causing should be capped?