Saturday, February 12, 2005

Tort Reform

The Senate easily approved the most sweeping tort reform measure in a decade yesterday, the first in a series of bills that the strengthened Republican majority hopes will curb frivolous lawsuits.
The Class Action Fairness Act, which Democrats had denied a floor vote in the last Congress by filibuster, passed on a 72-26 vote.

Read the whole thing. Notice the vote total. During the last Congress, at least 40 Senators voted to continue the filibuster. Somehow, at least 14 changed their mind. Senator Daschle, can you explain this? Oh, wait, you aren't here anymore, are you?