Illinois is a "plaintiff's paradise"
The American Tort Association ranks Madison, St. Clair and McClean Counties in Ill. among the most unfair court jurisdictions in the nation. Cook County is on the watch list.
The Association is made up of businesses concerned that judges and juries in those counties are more likely to side with plaintiffs. Class action lawsuits often result in huge payouts.
Travis Akin is with the Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch and says being on the list is a harmful distinction.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) is criticizing legislation in the Missouri Senate that would scrap the state’s presidential primary in favor of party caucuses.
The Missouri Republican Party announced last month that it would use county-wide caucuses to select its delegates for next year’s national convention, and that the primary would be nothing more than a “beauty contest.”
Updated 5:02 p.m. with statement from the Missouri Democratic Party.
Update: 3:22 p.m.: Mo. State Rep. Jason Kander, D-Kansas City has announced he will be a candidate for the position via an announcement on his website. Here's an excerpt:
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