Category Archives: Legal Research

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How To Sue the U.S. Federal Government

A REFRESHER ON THE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT:
HOW TO SUE THE UNITED STATES

By Richard W. Hendrix

The Federal Tort Claims Act was enacted by Congress in 1946 in recognition of the inequities caused by the failure to permit tort suits against the United States Government. Prior to the enactment of the FTCA, private bills requiring Congressional consideration each session was the only avenue for civil recovery against the government. When the United States Government is now sued in tort, the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. § 346(b), 2671 - 2680, comes … Continue Reading ››

Yale Law Study Shows Judicial Corruption Is A Major U.S. Problem

Corruption in Our Courts: What It Looks Like and Where It Is Hidden

Corrupt Judges - Show me the Money  

Recent surveys and events indicate that judicial corruption could be a significant problem in the United States. This Note builds an economic model of bribery to better understand the incentives behind this pernicious phenomenon. It then compiles a data set of discovered incidents of judicial bribery in the United States to test the effectiveness of our anti-judicial-corruption institutions. This analysis suggests that our institutions are particularly ineffective … Continue Reading ››