One of the Republican objections to the proposed health care legislation is the failure to include tort reform as it relates to medical malpractice.
Balancing the need to protect the public within the limits imposed by the law and the Constitution is an awesome task for a judge. Let me assure you that it is nothing like the TV judges, who rap their gavel and then say: "Next case."
The greatest lawyers in this country have represented traitors, serial murderers, rapists, deserters, corrupt politicians and scoundrels of every sort. Why are suspected terrorists' lawyers any different?
The State of Texas has taken the phrase: "Better that 100 (or 10) men go free than one innocent person be convicted" and turned it on its head.
One half hour before Henry Skinner was to be executed, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed his execution. I cannot conceive what that same time period must have been like for Mr. Skinner.
Thirteen attorneys general (all Republican but one) have instituted suit to challenge the constitutionality of the health care legislation recently enacted.
I have been railing against deportation practices in the US for decades and hope that the Court will avail itself of this opportunity to inject some order and compassion into the process.