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.