American Legislative Exchange Council
This comprehensive report describes the conservative movement's goals and methods in its sustained, effective campaign to undermine the civil justice system. A network of seemingly-independent organizations is funded by a small cluster of conservative foundations, motivated both by an ideology interest in weakening constraints on the conduct of corporate entitities and a political agenda that seeks to limit trial lawyers' ability to contribute money to "the left". The so-called "tort reform" movement utilizes an extensive conservatve communications network to disseminate ideological messages to the public and political leaders. A coordinated, strategic communications and marketing campaign will be required to counter this assault on the civil justice system.