Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tort Reform
Statement of Gov. Brad Henry

“The tort reform legislation is very lengthy and very complex, and I have not had an opportunity to review it in detail yet. I will spend the days to come studying the measure to determine if it is in the best interest of all Oklahomans.

“Equal access to the justice system is one of the most important and basic rights granted to our citizens under the US Constitution and the Oklahoma Constitution. It is critical that any reform measure preserve or strengthen that basic right as it attempts to reduce costs associated with the system.”

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