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Kia Franklin

Kia C. Franklin joined The Drum Major Institute in 2007 as the Senior Fellow in Civil Justice. Kia is managing editor of, a widely recognized source in the blogosphere of lively debate on civil justice issues and the dangers of tort “reform.” Kia’s research and blogging focus on promoting and strengthening the civil legal rights of ordinary Americans. Her research examines how the civil court system protects and empowers people, focusing on the ways in which corporate power influences access to the courts. Her essays on major legal topics have appeared in The Nation, the Houston Chronicle, Newsday, and Washington Post's website, The Root.

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