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US Politics & Gov't

Changes Sought for Endangered Species Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, environmentalists, lawsuits, laws, change, ESA )

Giana
- 228 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely.
Crude Joke on American Taxpayers - We Will Pay
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BP PLC, Damages, Gulf of Mexico, income tax, Internal Revenue Code, Lawsuits, local businesses, Local Government, private landowners, U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Taxpayers )

Kemsa
- 1547 days ago - blcnn.wordpress.com
As the nation remains engrossed - and disgusted - by plumes of oil gushing from BP's wellhead on the ocean floor in the Gulf of Mexico, the Alaskan Exxon Valdez spill of the 1980s comes to mind.
Sign Petition: State Secrets, Torture & Your Constitutional Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, state, secrets, privilege, bush, abuse, americans, corruption, dishonesty, crime, cheney, cover-up, constitution, lies, republicans, propaganda, torture, rendition, justice, victims, lawsuits, protections )

Tom
- 1918 days ago - change.org
The State Secrets Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 984) was introduced to narrow the scope of the "state secrets" privilege. This essential bill would allow victims of government wrongdoing to seek justice without running into a wall of unnecessary secrecy.
FEMA: Don't Sue Us for Toxic Trailers!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FEMA, Katrina victims, trailers, toxic fumes, US government, US federal agency corruption, lawsuits, Gulf Stream Coach, formaldehyde )

RC
- 2250 days ago - abcnews.go.com
Yet another example of the lack legal - and moral - accountability that has been the hallmark of nearly all US federal agencies during the George & Dick show. Contemptible!
The Supremes Protect Medical Device Manufacturers - Another Bush Victory
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Bush, corporate protections, law, lawsuits, liability, health, FDA )

RC
- 2404 days ago - nytimes.com
In a decision renderted yesteray, "the makers of medical devices...are immune from liability for personal injuries as long as the Food and Drug Administration approved the device before it was marketed and it meets the agency's specifications." THE FDA???
   

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