Stephanie Mencimer

Stephanie Mencimer is a reporter in Mother Jones‘ Washington bureau. Her first book, Blocking the Courthouse Door: How the Republican Party and Its Corporate Allies Are Taking Away Your Right to Sue, was published in 2006. She has worked as an investigative reporter at the Washington Post, a senior writer at the Washington City Paper, and a staff writer for Legal Times. She has written for The New York TimesThe New RepublicLegal AffairsThe American ProspectMother Jones and other national publications. In 2004, she was nominated for a National Magazine Award in the public service category for her Washington Monthly article on medical malpractice politics. In 2000 Mencimer won the Harry Chapin media award for reporting on hunger and poverty. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2000 to 2002.


Tort Reform, Corporate Style

TORT REFORM, CORPORATE STYLE….After the Sago coal mine disaster killed 12 West Virginia miners last month, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) came under widespread criticism for failing to adequately regulate the coal industry and protect mine workers. Critics blamed the Bush administration for stocking the agency with coal industry cronies who wanted a… Read more »