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May 09, 2005

Proposed Bill Would Deny Attorney's Fees For Anti-Religon Lawsuits

Hit 'em where it hurts:

An Indiana congressman plans to curb the ACLU's appetite for filing suits targeting religion in the public square by introducing a bill that denies plaintiff attorneys the right to collect attorneys fees in such cases.

Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., is expected to file his measure next week to amend the Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. Section 1988, to prohibit prevailing parties from being awarded attorneys fee in religious establishment cases, but not in other civil rights filings.

Okay, I'm mainly psyched about this because of the inevitable talking point that's coming.

The ACLU and related annoyances will claim that such a law will be wholly ineffectual because "This isn't about money," and you know anytime someone says "This isn't about money" they mean "This is largely about the money."


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