Bush saved the legal system…kind of

This from the Financial Times:

"At the centre of the administration’s latest spat with Congress is section 1083 of the Defense Authorisation Act, a measure that would allow American victims of state-sponsored terrorism the right to sue countries and, according to the White House, would allow plaintiffs’ lawyers to freeze assets in the amount of damages claimed in their lawsuits."

He vetoed this bill even though it was a $700 billion dollar budget for the Department of Defense.

Victims of state sponsors of terrorism deserve a lot but when it comes to suing them that would not be good at all.

We already have tort problems like the guy who sued a gun company because he filed down the trigger and shot himself when he hit a bump driving off road trying to shoot a deer.

This would mean every American could have some reason to sue a country that is a state sponsor of terrorists.

This would clog our court system and put any lawyer in an awkward situation in America.

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Published in: on December 30, 2007 at 6:30 am  Leave a Comment  

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