Courts are summarily dismissing complaints filed against bad government and corporate actors at the earliest stage in litigation, circumventing our system of justice, and depriving American citizens with legitimate disputes against these entities of any process, hearing or remedy.
How will Americans obtain justice against corporations who unlawfully exploit their labor and destroy their communities?
How will they obtain justice when their civil rights are violated?
Last week, employment attorney Tod J. Thompson, argued in front of the Sixth Circuit Federal Appeals Court, imploring the judges on his panel to push the doors of the federal courts back open. You can hear that argument in the video above.
America became great in part because we maintained a democratic civil dispute resolution process that, despite inherent inefficiencies, held the trust of ordinary citizens. Our dispute resolution system has been essential to our democracy. Without it, citizens, corporations and the government would resort to alternative, potentially uncivil, ways of resolving their disputes.
Will our disputes against corporations and the government be resolved by juries?
Or by drones and private security forces?