Whom ever wins this election will be sure to have a lot of work cut out for them. Will military conflict end if Obama is in? Will McCain reform the extreem fraud in the Federal government? I guess not! sorry to be a pessimist..a nay sayer..!!
OK lemme explain why...our country is not run by elected officials...it is run by Corporations! There are some great people in government..we must supprt them...! BUT...BUT...our work is not done just because we voted!!
one important issue that will affect us has made a bit of news is the supreme court is hearing about Pre emption. What the heck is this?? Basically it can makes phamaceutical companies immune from liability if they kill you, or harm you or decieve you. WOW is this for real...afraid so....read more below
----Drug companies are using the pre-emption argument as a legal defense in a wide variety of lawsuits, and the Supreme Court is expected to hear such a case, concerning the company Wyeth, in the fall. Before that, however, a lower federal court is expected to rule on whether pre-emption can be used to dismiss lawsuits by more than 3,000 women who claim that they were injured by using Johnson & Johnson's OrthoEvra birth control patch...source
----Catherine Sharkey, a professor at New York University School of Law, said, "Federal pre-emption is the fiercest battle in products liability law today." source
----On November 3rd the Supreme Court will hear the case of Wyeth v. Levine, which has been called the "business case of the century" -- and with good reason. In essence, Monday's ruling will decide if patients have the right to sue pharmaceutical companies for personal injuries stemming from prescription drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the big one, folks. source
----High court set to give the FDA and Big Pharma a license to kill Supremes could also reopen doors for courts to award damages when drugs main and kill consumers
By Scott Thurston
On February 25, 2008, oral argument will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning a state citizen’s ability to bring suit against a pharmaceutical company when injury and/or death occurs as a direct result..... source
----Levine disagrees. She says the FDA is protecting the drug companies from lawsuits, rather than protecting consumers from dangerous drugs. "I had no idea what the risks were," she says of her ordeal with the Wyeth-produced antinausea drug. source