Propagating ATLA Propaganda - You Paid For It!
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, one of the most pro-trial-lawyer legislators in DC, has lifted ATLA propaganda directly from the ATLA website and pasted it directly onto her own (taxpayer-supported) legislative website.
ATLA propaganda sheet on medical malpractice (see highlighted area):
Congresswoman Schakowsky's web-version of the propaganda (see highlighted area):
The least she could do is attribute the propaganda to its misleading source: The Trial Lawyers.
And we - the taxpayers - pay for her site!
Schakowsky was one of the most outspoken floor opponents of the Civil Justice Reform Amendments of 1995 - along with former Rep. Tom Dart, Rep. Lou Lang, Rep. Jay Hoffman, and former Rep. Rod Blagojevich. She's also married to Robert Creamer, former head of the ultra-leftwing Illinois Public Action.
(As Ted Frank points out on PointOfLaw.com, the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)can't win a debate on the medical liability crisis, so they've resorted to pulling the quotes from their poorly-argued stories pushed to the media in 2004.)