Thursday, June 15, 2006

Campaign Spending & Torts

Alabama's gubernatorial candidates are spending a bunch of money; much of it from trial lawyers and businesses seeking to influence the debate, in particular about what both sides call tort reform.  Current governor Bob Riley beat former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore (of Ten Commandments fame); interestingly, (a) Moore received a fair amount of money from plaintiffs' attorneys; and (b) the Christian Coalition of Alabama warned against trial lawyer-supported candidates -- including the conservative Christian Moore.

The Coalition's ads are available here.  An excerpt from one:

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2006/06/campaign_spendi.html

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