It's Still a Federal Bill - So It Still Nationalizes Tort Law
Let's Please Hand This Back to the States
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 is anti-Constitutional. And Congress pulled it - on federalism grounds. Smart.
But now it's back - with its backers claiming they've made some changes to address the federalism problem.
Except - that's not possible. It's still a federal government bill - so it still would nationalize tort law.
You can't "tweak" that away.
So H.R. 1215 - should simply go away.