April 22, 2004
Attorney David Boies, the lawyer best known as former Vice President Al Gore's lead counsel during the recount of the Florida vote in the 2000 presidential race, delivered the annual Wendell H. Gauthier lecture at Tulane Law School. In his talk entitled, "The Rule of Law and its Limitations," Boies outlined several reforms he says are needed to make the justice system more effective. Boies noted that skyrocketing litigation costs impede the quality of justice when opposing parties have vastly different resources. If either party has a substantially disproportionate litigation war chest, he says, it gives them an increased advantage and "degrades the quality of the justice system."
For more on Mr. Boies' lecture, read coverage in the April 22nd edition of The New Orleans Times Picayune: