A “Reform” Bill That Crooked AGs Will Love

The DC Examiner editorializes against a Senate bill that would “reform” the consumer product laws by giving state attorneys general broad powers to sue toy makers for supposedly defective products. The Examiner points to ethically challenged state attorneys general like Mississippi’s Jim Hood, who has outsourced lucrative lawsuits to political cronies and campaign donors, and who refuses to investigate disgraced (and indicted) trial lawyer Dickie Scruggs, claiming that “would be like prosecuting a relative.” I earlier wrote about this terrible bill, the so-called Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act, here and here.