Trial lawyers have a unique caveat to their job. They are always making someone mad. Often times, like Atticus Finch's character in Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, they can find that their entire community has turned against them.
Bruce Stanley's enraged that the legal and political system is his native state of West Virginia is so corrupt that the bad and the compromised often float to the top of the system while the true and the caring are just as often endlessly stymied.
While only a relatively small portion of elected officials are criminals, still the frequency of arrests and indictments of members of the political class causes people to doubt the integrity and validity of the legislative process.
Rick Perry, who has seemingly been governor of Texas since The Alamo began to look like a questionable career move, is now ready to throw his 10-gallon hat, frothy intellect and custom-made cowboy boots into the national political ring.
Warren Buffett presciently observed that financial derivatives were economic "weapons of mass destruction." Judge for yourself whether class action litigation has achieved "weapon of mass destruction" status.
The media had lots of health care news to obsess about last week. But most of the press paid no attention to a multi-pronged effort by five major insurers to strip key regulations and consumer protections that aren't to their liking.