Monday, June 26, 2006

Making it Right for 9-11 Responders

(AP) The City of New York and its contractors claim immunity from lawsuits from first responders ill from the toxic dust of 9-11. A U.S. Federal Court will decide if immunity from liability for the poor health of thousands of emergency workers should be granted.

Democracy claims to follow the rule of law. President Bush frequently says “if it’s not right, we will make it right.” What happens when the laws discourage or prevent the making of right? The federal court is yet to rule on this case but what is sad for America’s democracy is the lawsuit had to be brought in the first place.

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