Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thought Provoking Law Quote: Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel, the billionaire founder of Pay Pal who famously financed Hulk Hogan's invasion of privacy lawsuit against the sleazy Gawker website that resulted in a $130 M verdict, recently explained his support for Donald Trump by detailing the great economic inequities constituting our national crisis:

“If you’re a single-digit millionaire like Hulk Hogan, you have no effective access to our legal system.” 

- Peter Thiel addressing the National Press Club 10/31/16

How many times have we told our students that the civil justice system was the great social leveler?  Any "regular Joe" could find justice against powerful wrongdoers simply by accessing the court system.  Right? Is this still true, or has it become one of those quaint civics class myths like "the law is insulated from the influence of politics."

See the video here.

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