AAJ Issues Report About Federal Preemption

Yesterday, AAJ released a new report on complete immunity preemption titled, Get Out of Jail Free: A Historical Perspective of How the Bush Administration Helps Corporations Escape Accountability. This report reveals how in a stealth effort coordinated at the highest levels of the Bush administration, federal agencies were repeatedly ordered to usurp state law and undermine consumer protections. To date, seven federal agencies have issued over 60 proposed and final rules with preemption language in the preamble and claimed the authority to provide immunity from state law.