Why Damage Caps on a Federal Level Will Fail

…Because even Texas Governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry thinks so. In his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination, Perry giddily brags about the putative benefits of malpractice and other tort reforms that have effectively choked serious malpractice victims in Texas. But even Governor Perry agrees that tort reform at the federal level is a bad idea that violates the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which limits the role of the federal government. If Governor Perry is not in a scheme to vacate malpractice victims’ rights to recover what a jury believes they should, it is just not going to happen.