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Tort Reform and Federalism

Fox News published this editorial  arguing that the federal government has no business telling states how to run their courts.  For example:

"The national government is not empowered to dictate substantive rules of state tort law. And Republicans who are supposedly devoted to fighting federal bloat, should be on the front line in stopping the central government from worming its way into an area that has been left to the states for two-and-a-quarter centuries."

The guy goes off into lala-land when he suggests that consumers may eventually decide whether to buy their products based upon the tort laws in the states where product manufacturers are based.  But Federalism is just another reason not to pass tort reform.

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