Wednesday, January 22, 2014
An opinion piece by Professor Betsy J. Grey was featured in The New York Times this week as part of a debate on how to compensate victims of terrorism.
The Times debate centered on the different funds set up to compensate victims after 9/11, the Newtown shooting and the Boston Marathon, and asked the questions: Should the U.S. government compensate victims of mass violence like bombings and shooting sprees? Or should compensation come from other sources, like lawsuits and private donations?
Grey’s piece, “End the Panic. Create a Permanent Fund,” argues that a permanent fund, rather than an ad hoc process, would be more efficient and equitable for future victims.
Five other experts also participated. You can read all the articles here.
Grey, the Alan A. Matheson Fellow at the College of Law, publishes and teaches on issues of tort law, products liability and mass tort litigation, as well as neuroscience and law, and has presented to judicial conferences and other professional groups on these issues. Her recent scholarly work has focused on the study of no-fault compensation systems in the United States, as well as the impact of advancements in neuroscience on tort law.
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