So much for state's rights

Looks like the Republicans believe in state's rights, only so far as their clients... I mean constituants... I mean lobbiest will allow.

Class-Action Bill Near Enactment
House Action, Bush Signature Set to Follow Senate Passage

By John F. Harris
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, February 11, 2005; Page A04

Major legislation revising the rules by which class-action lawsuits are waged will be headed as early as next week to the White House for President Bush's signature, as easy Senate passage yesterday gave Bush and business groups a long-sought victory they asserted will result in fewer meritless cases clogging the courts.