I learned from a colleague in Dallas that Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke today to the Dallas Bar Association, where he said:
“In my generation, our greatest injustice was racial prejudice, and I devoted much of my career to fighting it. Nowadays, our greatest injustice is corporate America, which has packed our courts and flooded our legislature with lobbyists — to deprive American’s of basic rights and to destroy our jury system. Why have we decided to lose our jury system? We must fight this injustice as passionately as we in the 1960s fought discrimination.”
Well said, Mr. Dees.