Jamie Court
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"Jamie Court" is an United States/American author, political activist, lobbyist, and Consumer Protection/consumer advocate. He serves as president of Consumer Watchdog, a nationally recognized, leftist, nonprofit public interest/public interest group.

Court helped pioneer the HMO patients' rights movement in the United States. He has also led campaigns to reform insurers, politicians, banks, oil companies, and utilities. The Los Angeles Times dubbed Court "a tireless consumer advocate."

Court is the author of Corporateering: How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal Freedom and the co-author of Making A Killing: HMOs And The Threat To Your Health. His newest book, The Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell: How To Win Grassroots Campaigns and Get the Change You Voted For was released September 15, 2010.

Court is also a regular Los Angeles Times op-ed contributor and a commentator on National Public Radio/National Public Radio's Marketplace (radio program)/Marketplace.

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It just shows that the governor's fundraising is on automatic pilot. Only when there's a spotlight cast on his activities will he ever think about returning the money.

Senators have wanted to have it both ways.

Is a way special interests have found to get lawmakers to do what they want.

The answer is not more carrots for the industry, like gutting environmental laws and immunizing companies for the harm they cause, but sticks, such as forcing companies to invest in beefing up refining capacity when it is needed.

They are supposed to compete and bring the lowest price to consumers. But the truth is that a small number of oil companies cheat by working together by artificially reducing supplies.

If I came to my job and a third of the time didn't do what I was supposed to, I wouldn't have a job.

The Lockyer investigation should put oil industry executives on notice that they are going to have to answer tough questions about their role if the price of gasoline rises more than ten percent above pre-Katrina prices or above approximately $3.10 per gallon.

Oil company profiteering, not increased production costs, are the cause of the price spikes at the gasoline pump. Hurricane Katrina will only increase the probability of profiteering.

This is a staggering profit and proof that we are being gouged by the oil industry.