Trial lawyers make their most significant gains where they feel most at ease: the courts. When trial lawyers lose legislatively, they turn their focus to state Supreme Courts and activist judges to strike down tort reform laws. In fact, state courts have overturned tort reform laws over 90 times in the last 16 years. CSE was active with our state Supreme Court voter education efforts in four states this year: Alabama, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan. Educating voters in a state Supreme Court battle is tough: it has to involve on-the-ground activities with intensive door-to-door voter education efforts.