The Civil Justice System & The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

chamber of commerce.jpgWhen it comes to the civil justice system, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a hypocritical ass.

While the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spends millions of dollars and focuses immense resources on lobbying campaigns aimed at limiting regular consumers’ access to the courthouse – the group’s affiliate, the Institute for Legal Reform, works every day to add barriers and restrictions to the right of individuals harmed by corporations to file lawsuits against corporations – the National Chamber Litigation Center, the part of the organization charged with filing lawsuits on behalf of the group, annually initiates over 130 suits, more than 2 a week.

In October, 2010, Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue explained that litigation is, “one of our most powerful tools for making sure that the federal agencies follow the law and are held accountable.”

This quote from the President of the American Association of Justice sums up my feelings about the Chamber’s rank hypocrisy on this subject: “The Chamber has every right to seek what it believes to be justice in a court of law, even if representing the most deplorable corporate interests. But it must learn that this right to justice belongs not just to their organization or big business generally, but to all Americans.”

Perhaps the Chamber does not agree with the words of Abraham Lincoln, contained in the Gettysburg Address, that the United States is a nation “of the people, by the people, for the people….”
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