Monday, August 20, 2018
Religious and business conservatives can make for uneasy allies on a number of issues. Tort reform, advocated by business conservatives, has not usually been such an issue. In Arkansas, however, the Family Council Action Committee, a conservative Christian group, is actively opposing the ballot measure to impose new limits on tort damages:
A Christian group has begun rallying churches and abortion opponents against the measure, saying that limiting damage awards in lawsuits sets an arbitrary value on human life, contrary to anti-abortion beliefs, and conflicts with biblical principles of justice and helping the poor.
It will be interesting to see if this spills over to other states. The News Tribune has the story.