Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Hot Coffee" Documentary Challenges "Tort Reform"

Oregon Attorney's Documentary 'Hot Coffee' Makes the Sundance Cut, ABA Journal, Feb. 1, 2011. Susan Saladoff explains her project here:

The movie's website includes links to resources. And this page gives links to Democracy Now! segments with film clips and interviews. One person interviewed is former Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz whose election was opposed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. After he won, the local U.S. Attorney prosecuted him for campaign finance violations (he was acquitted) and then for tax violations (he was acquitted again).

The film got good press at Sundance. I'm looking forward to when the website includes a list of cities where it's playing -- and Seattle is one of them.

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