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 Times, The New Republic, Legal Affairs, The American Prospect, Mother 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.
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