Attorney General Jerry Brown tweaked us for reporting that the tort-reform group Civil Justice Association of California held a fundraiser for him in August. So it only seems fair to point out that now the trial lawyers are co-hosting a pass-the-hat event for him on Friday. Along with the California Medical Association. In the GOP bastion of Orange County.
Former state Republican Party chairman Shawn Steel calls it a gathering of “the lions with the lambs.” According to an invitation Steel provides, the gala’s headline hosts include trial lawyers Wylie Aitken, Frank Barbaro and Mark Robinson as well as trial-lawyer-turned-CMA-executive Joe Dunn.
Love him or hate him, Brown is undoubtedly politically nimble moving across special interest lines.
— Cheryl Miller