While not to be confused with a conservative position, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram very sensible is very sensibly opposing the creation of yet another law school in Texas. Let’s face it: There isn’t a shortage of ambulance chasers.
The Star-Telegram piece notes says the effort is “not essential.”
In fact, it’s a travesty of big-spending proportions. It’d cost taxpayers $40 million to start it and then countless dollars into perpetuity to subsidize it. Not to mention the economic cost of having more lawyers eager to sue, sue away.
So of course this bad idea is being pushed by liberals: Republican Dan Branch in the Texas House and Democrat Royce West in the Senate. Both are lawyers. Both spend other people’s money the way most people drink water.