In Speech Notes, Neil Gorsuch Painted a Dark Picture of Litigation

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New documents provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee include the notes Gorsuch prepared for a speech at the annual dove hunt hosted by Colorado billionaire Phil Anschutz.

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  • dr balakrishnan

    i agree with Mr Gorsuch; settlements are the finest process as several statutes really don‘t correctly address on issues on hand, trials are indeed inconvenient ‘dilly dally‘ ideas, besides i agree with him a lot of lawyers as on date really don‘t understand the issues, how would they take the trials meaningfully.

  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    In his own speech notes (ca. 1850), another great American man of the law similarly counseled against costly litigation: Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. Discourage litigation. . . . As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. . . . Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner [in a courtroom] is often a real loser. ---Abraham Lincoln

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