First, this Sunday night, September 30, on his PBS show, Bill Moyers Journal, the extraordinary Bill Moyers presents an expose of the American Legislative Exchange Council called, The United States of ALEC. This is a topic we’ve covered many times and that’s because ALEC is responsible for, among other things, a host of “tort reform” bills and laws that have stripped everyday Americans of their legal rights. You can see the wonderful Lisa Graves of the Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch and ALEC Exposed interviewed on the preview clip below, so you know it’s gonna be good! See more about ALEC and "tort reform" in the Center for Justice & Democracy’s earlier report, American’s Worst Top Model. By the way, CMD has just posted a brand new web site about another huge corporate “tort reform” trade group, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, called NFIB Exposed. (See our recent take on the NFIB here and learn much more about its early involvement in the “tort reform” movement here.)
Second, the amazing Alliance for Justice is about to release its new film on the U.S. Supreme Court, called Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court, which “explores the growing pro-corporate bias in key Court decisions and their real-world impact on ordinary Americans.” Here are some of the important cases on which the film focuses, many of which strip injured victims of their legal rights and weaken corporate accountability.