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Virginia's full employment act for traffic lawyers

Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported on an incredible new law in Virginia that would drastically raise traffic fines for Virginians breaking traffic laws to help pay for Virginia roads. I analyzed the law, reporting among other things that one wag had called it the Lawyer Full Employment Act because it could significantly increase incentives to litigate traffic cases (among many other bad effects). Now we have a report that the law's principal proponent in the legislature is a partner in a law firm that defends traffic tickets. Big surprise.

[Also see: Overlawyered, May 5, 2006 -- W.O.]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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