Our Litigious Society is Getting Out of Hand

When you read things like this, it really makes you worry:

But you see, Anna is from Estonia, a former republic of the old Soviet Union. As in, the Evil Empire, world’s leading exporter of communism. So when Anna says she feels less free in the United States, where she now lives, than in the once-totalitarian regime where she was born, well … it gets your attention. And when she says Americans sometimes remind her of the gray, fatalistic men and women who shuffled along under communism, unwilling to think too deeply, say too much or laugh too loudly for fear of offending the State, it is striking, to say the least.

In case you can’t tell, I’ve been reading Overlawyered again. I stopped reading for a while because it just depressed me. But really, this needs to stop. It’s getting to the point where people are afraid to do things, just because they might get sued – and their fears are justified. If you do anything – literally, just about anything – you’re likely to get sued. And that’s just not normal!

Read the full article here:

Leonard Pitts: Freedom’s less-considered costs | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Opinion: Viewpoints.

Troubling stuff, indeed.