The Constitution’s First Amendment reads as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The emphasis is […]
H.R. 1215 – the bill to nationalize tort law – is back. Which is bad news – and makes even less sense than the last time it was under consideration. It came up in mid-June, but was pulled – for exactly the right reason. Tort law is the many states’ domain – so this bill […]
Congress has…a lot to do.
Many Republicans all around the nation have long been champions of tort reform. Republicans in states like Texas have enacted it – and achieved the results its proponents promised. Whether or not you favor tort reform of any sort – we should all recognize that it is not a federal government issue. Republicans especially – […]
The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution reads, in part, as follows: “No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Meaning if you own property – government can’t arbitrarily take it from you. In whole or in part. […]