Establishment clause anti-rip-off bill adds two Senate cosponsors, now has 19
In the last Congress, the same bill passed the House by a large margin but the Senate bill was not voted on by the Senate judiciary committee.
I would greatly prefer a bill that would cap attorney fee awards in both establishment clause and free exercise clause lawsuits, but I consider the current bills to be better than nothing. Also, I think that the bills should not mention the Boy Scouts -- that is completely unnecessary.
It is completely ridiculous that the Dover school district ended up paying $1 million in an attorney fee award to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit over a little one-minute statement about intelligent design.
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