Hijacking Justice: The Federalist Society, a Right-wing network of lawyers, judges and supporters,
is undoing civil rights and other gains made through the courts,
George E. Curry & Trevor W. Coleman, Emerge, October 1999
Federalist Society Becomes a Force in Washington, Conservative Group's Members Take Key Roles in Bush White House and Help Shape Policy and Judicial Appointments ,
Thomas B. Edsall, Washington Post, April 18, 2001
A Hostile Takeover, How the Federalist Society is capturing the federal courts,
Martin Garbus, The American Prospect, March 1, 2003
This is the beginning of Commonweal Institute's report "The Attack on Trial Lawyers and Tort Law" in HTML format (a series of cross-linked web pages).
You can also click here to read the entire report in PDF format.
"With Republicans in charge of much of Washington - and moving to put limits on litigation - the headquarters of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) could be described as a building under siege. [. . .] ATLA lobbyists are fighting a wave of legislation aimed at capping what juries can award, curbing class-action suits, and protecting individual industries from litigation. Similar bills are getting passed in states, and even attorneys themselves are piling on - filing petitions to limit plaintiff lawyers' fees.