Monday, May 17, 2004

Not a Bad Idea

I think Nathan Newman's right that the governator's plan for the state to take a chunk of any punitive damages is probably a good idea. There are some downsides - it gives the state an interest in legal proceedings which they aren't a party to, and it diminishes the incentives for lawyers to take risky cases. But, the general notion seems okay to me.

Though, it's early and I haven't thought it through...