With the Gulf covered in oil, Jeff Sessions now likes the idea of suing
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
This morning, the dictionary has a new example for its definition of irony. As The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank noted at the start of his column Tuesday, “There is something exquisite about the moment when a conservative decides he needs more government in his life.”
The whole column is here. The short version: U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, an ardent advocate for tort reform, says the U.S. government need sto sue BP for trangressions that led to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. From Milbank’s column writes:
Sessions, probably the Senate’s most ardent supporter of tort reform, found himself extolling the virtues of litigation — against BP. “They’re not limited in liability on damage, so if you’ve suffered a damage, they are the responsible party,” said Sessions, sounding very much like the trial lawyers he usually maligns.
Let’s see, a mechanism to redress grievances when government regulation fails. Where have we heard that before?
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