Thursday, March 13, 2003

As predicted earlier, the House passed the caps bill. In a real tribute to the concept of open and honest debate and the legislative process in general, the Republican-controlled House Rules Committee prohibited any amendments or substitutions. Obviously, they had the votes, and were not going to let anything stop the steamroller. Also, the ease of passage may be indicative that new House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi isn't too good at her job yet.

What's just as interesting is the lack of play the story is getting. CNN has no story; neither does the ATLA site [which is disappointing -- if a part-timer like me can blog the news before the leading national trial lawyers association, something's wrong with 'em]. I'll look for more tomorrow.

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