What do EJR and JEI mean when they suggest that the rapid spread of liability in recent decades has harmed American institutional life?

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 17:00 -- lwheeler

They mean that towns and schools and churches will be better able to ask, "How can we serve the people?" - if they don't have to ask first, "Will a lawsuit and a surprise ruling ruin us?" They mean that higher scoring judges have fostered a legal climate in which fewer of citizens' dollars have to be spent to protect against lawsuits, a society that lets voluntary associations and families concentrate more on their essential purposes and less on avoiding lawyers and litigation.