Holding Bishops Accountable

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Harvard University Press, Feb 29, 2012 - Political Science - 298 pages
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The prevalence of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy and its shocking cover-up by church officials have obscured the largely untold story of the tort system's remarkable success in bringing the scandal to light. The lessons of clergy sexual abuse litigation give us reason to reconsider the case for tort reform and to look more closely at how tort litigation can enhance the performance of public and private policymaking institutions.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I An Overview of Clergy Sexual Abuse Litigation
11
II Litigation and Policymaking
79
IIITort Litigation as a Policy Venue
161
Appendixes
213
Notes
225
Acknowledgments
269
Index
273
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Timothy D. Lytton is the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School.

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