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Asbestos: N.Y. Times pounds Harry Reid

I'm trying to keep an open mind on the asbestos bill myself -- there are certainly plenty of reasons to be skeptical about it -- but it's amusing to see the editors of New York Times, who ordinarily loathe litigation reform with a boundless passion, backing the Specter-Leahy measure so strongly that they would editorialize as follows:

... it's shocking to hear Mr. Reid threatening now to block a bipartisan bill that would finally bring justice and compensation to victims of asbestos-related diseases. We can't imagine what Mr. Reid is trying to achieve, other than showing fealty to the trial lawyers who have been so generous to his party.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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