CSE TV Interviews Gov. Bush on Civil Justice Reform

Today, Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) released its exclusive CSE TV interview with Texas Gov. George W. Bush on the issue of civil justice reform. The entire interview can be viewed at http://www.cse.org

During his interview with New Hampshire CSE Director Rich Killion, Gov. Bush made it clear that ending lawsuit abuse would be a top priority if he were elected president of the United States. Bush also underscored the fact that civil justice reform would make our judicial system more accessible to injured Americans – not less.

NH CSE Director Rich Killion asked the Governor, “As President, how much of a priority would you place on saving our legal system from exploitation by a greedy group of trial lawyers?”

Gov. Bush responded, “I think that it’s important for the average citizen to have redress to courts, but the problem is that the courts are full of frivolous and junk lawsuits. It not only affects entrepenuership and small businesses, it affects the average person’s ability to get their action heard. And so, I believe tort reform is important. It’s important to have a president who has got a record on tort reform; I do. I campaigned on tort reform in my state of Texas. We passed a series of tort reform bills. I believe the civil justice system is now more fair and more balanced. I know our tort reform reduced the premiums on small businesses around our state. It was like a tax cut. And I believe we can have some tort reform at the federal level too, that’s fair, and it’s going to be fair for the lawyers as well – but it needs to be fair.”

Exclusive interviews with this year’s presidential candidates and other political leaders are featured on cse.org’s own CSE TV. CSE TV is dedicated to bringing our activists an up-close look at the presidential candidates.

Presidential candidates Sen. McCain and Bush, as well as Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, have already appeared on episodes of CSE TV. You can see previous episodes at http://www.cse.org/informed/166.html.