Constitutional Rights Under Siege

By Emily Cox
Constitutional Rights
Photo by Washington State House Republicans

Congress is pushing legislation that is an affront to American constitutional rights and will make lawsuits nearly impossible to pursue.

Politicians, working with large corporations and insurance companies, have devised a plan aimed at destroying the right to hold those in power accountable for their actions. They plan to enact laws that will all but destroy constitutional rights to use the judicial system to protect oneself. Consequently, they have introduced bills which, if passed, will enact arbitrary changes to courts across the country, including:

  • Limiting compensation for injuries caused by medical professionals, including doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and medical device manufacturers to $250,000.00, regardless of the devastation of the injury or the extent of misconduct by the medical professional or company
  • Eliminating class-action law suits, which would essentially destroy the ability to bring the kinds of cases that keep Americans safe
  • Eliminating individual states’ laws regarding lawsuits and forcing all cases to Federal Court
  • Allowing insurance companies to make “payments” rather than paying full compensation

Responsibility and accountability are rooted in the core of the American legal system. This country’s founders knew that a democracy needs a court system that empowers people to protect themselves by holding the powerful to account. Consequently, the Constitution guarantees each person the right to a trial by jury. The founders feared unaccountable power in the form of the King of England against his “subjects.” America may not have a king, but it does have billion dollar corporations touching every part of every person’s life. However, these corporations now seek the kind of unaccountable power America’s founders sought to protect against, and they’re seeking that power by destroying the constitutional right to a trial by jury.

Taking America’s Constitutional Rights Back

People across the country are calling for the government to put people first and stop trampling on their rights. Arentz Law Group has been protecting individuals across the country, demanding that everyone is treated fairly. The American Association for Justice has established a movement to help individuals take a stand. Take Justice Back has numerous websites to help people take action against this unconstitutional legislation.

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