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PA: Senators eye raising age limits in child sex abuse lawsuits

HARRISBURG, Pa. —Pennsylvania’s top legal office is telling lawmakers that it’s unconstitutional to retroactively give victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue, although some lawmakers remain willing to support it. Full Article


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This is the attitude that is destroying the Constitution: “Sen. John Rafferty says he’ll support it and believes the question of constitutionality is best left to the courts to decide.” They were elected to uphold the Constitution, but believe they can pass any unconstitutional law until someone is able to contest it in the courts. I doubt that’s what our founding fathers intended.

It’s the court’s authority to examine an executive or legislative act and to invalidate that act if it violates the constitution. It’s called judical review [see the Judiciary Act of 1789].

Just another slippery slope just like every other law. They don’t say nothing about giving somebody longer to Sue let’s say a drunk driver that wiped out a family, how about a murder? nothing about them , giving the victom longer to Sue only sexual abuse? Seems like pick on the weak and poor, they know we have a Limited amount of money to protect ourselves legally . . , United States is making the word “sex ” a very dirty word .

The State of Utah has done its homework and made sure that a Registrant could not sue, and be successful in arguing that the law is so punitive in effect that it should be barred. By making such a finding and putting it in the law, a civil law, they are avoiding ex post facto. The old Statue of Limitations was 4 years – no there is none. If a victim was previously time-barred under the old statue of limitations, they now have to file a lawsuit within 35 years of their 18th birthday, if against the perp. Effective 5/10/2016… Read more »

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