Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In Madistan, The Lawyers' Payola Bill

This asinine offering was stopped last year in committee, but since the Moonbats now have hegemony, it's baaaaaaaacck!!

AB 453, known as the “Clergy sex-abuse bill,” is a repeat from last session, when the Assembly GOP stopped the bill in committee. The bill would completely lift the statute of limitations on civil lawsuits for child sexual abuse. Currently, a victim has up to 16 years after he/she reaches majority at age 18 to bring a civil lawsuit to court. AB 453 would remove that restriction, opening the door for lawsuits on cases that are 30, 40, 50 or even 60 years old.

The real problem with this bill is that it does not just go after perpetrators or accessories; instead it opens the door for expensive lawsuits against churches, schools, camps, day-care centers, etc., decades after the assault/abuse was committed. Entirely innocent churches, private schools and camps could be forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for crimes they had absolutely nothing to do with.

In other words, this has nothing to do with "justice" and everything to do with lawyer-fees/payola.

Well, the Moonbat at Wisconsin Catholic Conference should be able to stop it, given the 'birds of a feather' bromide, right?

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