Friday, January 25, 2008

Retroactive Immunity in History

I was interested in checking the record for instances when Congress had passed laws granting retroactive immunity. This link is to a Glenn Greenwald story about Robert F. Kennedy and Katzenbach speaking against retroactive immunity for the banks.
The banks merged knowing they'd be sued for violating monopoly laws, but when they started losing the suits, they went to Congress. Congress granted the immunity in 1965.
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