Jonathan Oberman, a professor who trains public defenders at Cardozo Law School, also scoffs at Vance’s reasoning. “There are conflicting stories from a witness?” he says. “Okay — then just apply the same standard to poor and low-income people and let them derive the same benefit.”
November 8, 2017 - Vice Dean Myriam Gilles appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 8, 2017 to speak on a congressional hearing titled "the impact of lawsuit abuse on American small businesses and job creators."
At the hearing, Gilles said that the committee should not be making it more difficult for citizens to seek redress in court.
"Americans are facing unprecedented obstacles to exercising their 7th amendment right, that is where we are today, this is no time to be looking for new ways to further limit Americans' access to justice." she said.
"This committee should be looking at ways to increase access to a fair and transparent system where corporations, no matter how massive, no matter how powerful, can be held accountable.”