Columnist-fest

Because we haven’t done a columnist-fest in a long time:

* “I’m struck by how little attention has been given to one of the biggest problems in America’s judicial system: the enormous cost and creativity-killing pace of ordinary civil cases. … War is what a lawsuit is”. (John Stossel, syndicated/TownHall, Dec. 7).

* For years and years liberal groups have been cheering the federal government’s right to attach burdensome regulatory strings when colleges accept its money. Now, with the Solomon Amendment controversy, they finally get to learn about the other side of the story (Steve Chapman, “When Liberals Oppose Strong Government”, syndicated/Chicago Tribune, Dec. 8).

* “No Couch Potato Left Behind”: George Will on a $3 billion federal program to subsidize owners of obsolete TV sets (“The Inalienable Right To a Remote”, syndicated/Washington Post, Dec. 8).

One Comment

  • Regarding John Stossel’s column, he’s right about attorneys padding their bills.

    I’m an attorney who’s working as a law clerk for a civil state judge. I’m shocked at how many defense firms file motions, that they know will never be heard, after the case has settled but BEFORE it’s placed on the record. That time period is the last time they have to get their billable hours in and they really take advantage of it.

    It’s to the point that when I get a pile of defense motions on my desk without hearing dates, I know the case has settled.