Our Florida Constitution provides in Article I:
"SECTION 21: Access to courts.—The courts shall be open to every person for redress of any injury, and justice shall be administered without sale, denial or delay."
Our City's namesake, Saint Augustine of Hippo, wrote some seventeen centuries ago that "an unjust law is no law at all."
Wealthy Republican corporate-subsidized legislators like House Speaker PAUL RENNER, whose district includes half of St. Johns County, want to eviscerate your rights to justice in our courts.
Tort deform is the American Establishment's response to justice when it occurs.
Emotional arguments and one-sided presentations typify the genre of court-shrinking bills. Sinister corporate forces seek to pervert our justice system designed to slam the doors of the Courthouse "shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy." (With an attitude of gratitude for quote from Senator Ted Kennedy's July 1, 1987 floor speech on "Robert Bork's America," written by W. Carey Parker, II, which helped persuade the Senate to reject Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court by 58-42 vote.).
DO read the latest in Flori-DUH legislative legerdemain flummery, dupery and nincompoopery, from flim-flamming wealthy Dull Republicans in Florida, led by NELSON MULLINS corporate law firm partner RENNER, the pantomime, other-directed Florida House Speaker. From WLRN/NSoF: