The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 February 2005

The Fuzzy Puppies and Bunnies Act

No, wait, it's the "Justice & Common Sense Act" of 2005.

Well, actually, House Bill 2047 is a tort-reform measure, which would cap damages, limit attorney fees, and require jury unanimity for punitive damages.

Okay, it's not as annoying as the USA Patriot Act, at least in terms of nomenclature, but it does suggest to me that House Speaker Todd Hiett (R-Kellyville) doesn't really think it would pass if it got a name that was actually, you know, relevant.

This is not a good sign for the beginning of the legislative session.

(Via Okiedoke, where it's viewed even less favorably.)

Posted at 3:37 PM to Soonerland

You gotta hand it to Republicans; how'd you like to be the guy campaigning next year as the schmuck who voted against "justice and common sense".

Posted by: MikeH at 1:06 AM on 4 February 2005

We learned our lesson from trying to campaign as the schmucks who were against the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:16 AM on 4 February 2005