The House Judiciary Committee under Republican control has been a reliable source of tort system-related legislation. But so-called tort reform is just one of a number of legal agenda issues likely to be placed on the back burner when the new Congress begins in January. The committee chair is expected to pass to Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich. What may emerge as key priorities for the committee? Conyers has had a strong interest in oversight, particularly over the Department of Justice and FBI.
Will Tort Reform Fade as New Priorities Emerge for Congress?
The National Law Journal
November 14, 2006