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New featured column: Bainbridge on warming suits

In our newest featured column, UCLA law professor and Point of Law contributor (and prominent law blogger) Stephen Bainbridge says impending lawsuits seeking to exact damages for global warming are "a classic example of why tort reform is a pressing need":

Who is responsible? The only sensible answer is, everybody. We all contribute to the release of greenhouse gases, as did our ancestors going back at least to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution....

It's time for Congress and the president to step up with legislation that take the question of global warming out of the arena of ad hoc judicial decision making and put it into the hands of our elected officials. Both fairness and efficiency demand it.

The piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.