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The background on Mike Maggio's reduction of a $5.2M award for wrongful makes his message-board postings seem tasteful.
At its most basic, "tort reform" is nothing more than a direct assault on Arkansas Constitution and on the principles behind Bill of Rights. When you remove or limit the right of a citizen to have a trial by jury and have the community of his peers decide what his injuries are worth, you subvert Article 2, section 7, of the Arkansas Constitution and you imply that you think the Framers of the Constitution were off base when they included the Seventh Amendment.
"Tort reform" is nothing more than a lie, perpetuated by lobbyists and assholes (redundant, I know), and designed to hurt regular people.