May 23, 2011

THE HILL: Tort Reform Bill Takes Fire From The Right:

Opponents of a House medical malpractice bill are trumpeting an attack on the legislation from a prominent conservative lawyer.

Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett accused the GOP of practicing “fair-weather federalism” on the malpractice bill, which would preempt state laws that conflict with its cap on some jury awards.

Barnett represents the National Federation of Independent Business in its lawsuit challenging the healthcare law’s requirement that most people buy insurance. Opponents of the malpractice bill say those conservative bona fides lend credibility to his criticism.

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