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Civil liberties advocate sets corporate propaganda straight

A recent Crain’s Chicago Business letter to the editor entitled “Illinois needs new rules against frivolous lawsuits” angered many civil liberties advocates. Today, the record was set straight. A civil rights advocate wrote a response to Crain’s Chicago Business stating that the survey cited in the article was deceptive and misleading. The survey cited supposedly ranked the best and worst state legal systems in the country; however, the poll surveyed only corporate lawyers working for companies with $100 million or more in annual revenues. Such people make more money when civil rights are hindered. We must fight against the insurance industry, big business, and their front groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who have been trying to take over the courts in Illinois and across the country.

To read the full letter.