Cato's Jim Harper notes a case of "we gotta' do something-itis" in Congress:
Here's Congress siding with Boston's idiotic public officials. The Terrorist Hoax Improvements Act of 2007 would allow government officials to sue people who fail to promptly clear things up when those officials mistakenly think that they have stumbled over a terrorist plot.
There's nothing in the bill allowing individuals or corporations to sue government officials when hare-brained overreactions interfere with their lives and business or destroy their property.
Is it me or does the name of the bill suggest that Congress is trying to help terrorists concoct better hoaxes?