So I get home late last night from a long day of interviewing prospective job candidates for positions I’m trying to fill, and I flip on our local radio news channel on my drive home from Dulles Airport.
I was absolutely shocked to hear that the United States Senate (as in the one that sits in Washington, DC) actually passed Tort Reform legislation. I nearly ran off the road.
Here is Scrappleface’s take: Senate Curbs Class Actions, Lawyers Shop New Senate
The House has passed it many times, and it was Item #9 of the original GOP Contract with America back in 1994.
The Democrats and Bill Clinton had stopped passage in the Senate using the Democrat’s favorite tool — the filibuster. Yet when it came time to vote, 18 Democrats joined every Republican Senator in voting for it (two GOP Senators did not cast a vote).
So the question I have to ask is… how many of President Bush’s judicial appointments would pass with a similar wide margin if the Senate Democrats didn’t use the UNCONSTITUTIONAL filibuster against judicial nominees?