We here at Abnormal Use love awards shows. Sure, call us saps, but we must confess our interest in such things. The Upstate of South Carolina is abuzz with talk of Lanie Hudson, Clemson student and Anderson native, taking the Miss South Carolina crown. In similar pageant news, the American Tort Reform Foundation has released this year’s list of “judicial hellholes.” The short list is here, and the full report can be found here.
This year’s standouts are South Florida, Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, New York City, the entire state of California, all of Louisiana, and beautiful West Virginia. This year’s notable snubs include this author’s former state of Mississippi, although Jones County, Mississippi did make the “watch list.” We welcome your thoughts on this year’s honorees as well as the concept of naming such jurisdictions hellholes in the first place.