Letter to the Editor
John Edwards make a very interesting suggestion during the VP debate about legal reform that I had never heard before. Edwards said: “We want to put more responsibility on the lawyers to require, before a case, malpractice, which the vice president just spoke about, have the case reviewed by independent experts to determine if the case is serious and meritorious before it can be filed; hold the lawyers responsible for that, certify that and hold the lawyer financially responsible if they don’t do it; have a three-strikes-and-you’re-out rule so that a lawyer who files three of these cases without meeting this requirement loses their right to file these cases.”
As someone who has been abused by crooked lawyers personally and have seen how much lawyers get away with – I was very impressed with this suggestion. This is the most aggressive proposal against lawyer abuse I have ever heard come from a politician. I think this is a good idea and that it’s something that should be pursued.