As I was reading TortsProf Blog today, I had a thought.
Tort reformers groups typically, at least from my own un-scientific survey, are supported primarily by conservatives. Conservative ideology tends to also favor less government intrusion. So if that is the case, and conservatism wants greater personal responsibility, shouldn't they favor tort suits instead of legislating further government intrusion into the market, via entities like OSHA. So shouldn't conservative groups, such as say the Republican party, support trial lawyers and tort litigation as a privatized way of policing industries?
Alright, so it is late and I'm just spitballing.