- Polling Issues
Civil damages

We assume our federal courts provide equal justice under law, but when it comes to awarding damages from a civil lawsuit, women and minorities are often assigned a smaller monetary settlement than what white men receive. Most believe the law should not value one group of people over another, and that race, ethnicity and gender should not be used to withhold compensation from victims of civil lawsuits. Advocates say anyone seeking justice in our courtrooms should not be met with the systemic inequities of a justice system that has failed to reckon with its earliest sins of segregation and legalized discrimination. They say our federal court system needs to be more equitable by ensuring victims of crimes are given appropriate compensation - no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

Proposed Legislation: Reproduction of H.R.6758 - Fair Calculations in Civil Damages Act of 2022
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Sean Casten (IL)

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Poll Opening Date
March 13, 2023
Poll Closing Date
March 19, 2023

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