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What's at Stake: Economic Justice   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Document: "Courts are often the last resort for Americans who have been injured by a defective product, defrauded by a big bank, or wrongly fired by an employer. Access to the courts and a trial by jury are so fundamental to our democratic system that they were a leading cause of the American Revolution and are enshrined in the Constitution's Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial in civil cases. James Madison called the right to trial by jury in civil cases, 'as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.' Today, fair access to courts remains vital to achieving economic justice and equality in this country. Not surprisingly, big corporations and special interests hate the prospect of being held accountable in court and have waged a decades-long campaign in Congress and the courts for laws and procedural rules that limit the American people's ability to hold them liable for malfeasance."

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2020-09
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Senate Democrats: https://www.democrats.senate.gov/
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