Repeal of Equal Access to Justice Act.
The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) was originally enacted to provide federal subsidies to underprivlidged and non-profit groups for litigation funding. However Eco-Extremist and Animal Rights Groups have abused this act to turn around and sue the Federal Government and it's agencies such as the Interior Dept. and Fish and Wildlife Agency to advance their agenda. This would include closing waterways to Seaplane use.
In just 2 cases the federal government (US Fish & Wildlife) not only had to pay to defend itself but had to depleat its own budget to pay an animal rights group over $300,000 in legal fees for each case to sue the agency. (Doesn't matter who wins or looses.)
Led by the Boone and Crockett Club www.boone-crockett.org a group of sportsman, fishing and hunting organizations have sponsored a Bill, The Government Litigation Savings Act (GLSA) to stop and prevent these subjective, frivolous and costly lawsuits against the federal government, which in fact uses federal money against their own agencies which then must pay to defend themselves (double whammy).
I propose 2 actions.
1. The SPA should join with the Boone and Crockett Club and support this action, the GLSA.
2. We as individual members should contact our federal Congressmen and Senators and urge them to enact the GLSA.
Last edited by DJWorm; 06-14-2011 at 04:43 PM.
I have just learned, in fact the GLSA has passed Congressional approval and will be sent to the Senate.
Any updates on this issue? Thanks in advance....