A LITIGATION SOCIETY?
"Doomsday Drawing Near with Thunder and Lightning for Lawyers," warned a 17th-century London pamphleteer. Today's Americans may still distrust lawyers, but they nevertheless have come to rely more and more upon courts and the law. Every- thing from disputes between parents and children to the future of nuclear power seems eventually to come before a judge. As
A. E. Dick Howard, a specialist on constitutional law, suggests, we may be well on our way to becoming a "litigation society."...