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Mar 17, 2004 1:50 am


Government Outrage of the Day



A U.S. Attorney has determined that former Congressman Bill Janklow, who once boasted to friends about regularly driving 100+ mph, who was repeatedly let go by local cops who clocked him at such speeds, and who was recently convicted of manslaughter for speeding and blowing a stopsign, which killed a motorcyclist, should not have to pay any damages, as he was acting within the scope of his duties as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

That means U.S. taxpayers will foot the bill for damages Janklow inflicted on his victim.


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David Lion Salmanson - 3/17/2004

It does not necessarily mean that. He filed a motion. The law is pretty clear on this, driving to and from work does not count as a workplace-related accident. It is unlikely this motion will even get a hearing but be summarily dismissed.