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Tort Terrorism

Friday, June 21, 2002

Either he`s a good actor or Mitch McConnell was genuinely amazed by the way the trial-lawyer lobby dictated terms to Senate Democrats on this week`s terrorism insurance vote. "I think the Democrats in the Senate are a wholly owned subsidiary of ATLA [the Association of Trial Lawyers of America]. They ought to be embarrassed," the Republican conference," the GOP Senator told the Wall Street Journal yesterday, following a party-line vote on an amendment to impose modest limits on trial lawyers after a terrorist attack. Naturally, it was defeated thanks to manic arm-twisting by Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Senator John Edwards (himself a trial lawyer with White House aspirations).

Read Original at: Wall Street Journal`s Opinion Journal

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