CCL President Robert S. Peck addressed students at the University of Michigan Law School about the constitutional flaws in the types of proposals that go under the umbrella of “tort reform,” at a lecture sponsored by the school’s student chapter of the American Constitution Society on February 20.  In his remarks, Peck talked about the false premises underlying tort reform, the various ways in which it seeks to shut the courthouse door, make proof more difficult, and then limit legitimate compensatory recovery.  He called various constitutional provisions bulwarks against the type of one-sided favoritism that undergirds “tort reform,” describing cases that invalidated various restrictions on tort cases under separation of powers and the rights to a jury trial, a complete remedy, equal protection, and due process.