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Republican candidate Judy Barr Topinka wants to further limit rights of citizens with geographic restrictions

Topinka, the Republican gubernatorial candidate for 2006, proposes further limits on the rights of citizens who file lawsuits. Last year, Illinois enacted a measure limiting citizens’ rights which placed caps on non-economic damages in Illinois medical malpractice lawsuits.

Topinka aims to limit citizens to the geographic areas in which people can file lawsuits. This issue, as Governor Blagojevich campaign spokesman Doug Scofield said, “is just another issue where Treasurer Topinka, she either complains or she’s completely asleep at the switch.”

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