Oil companies immunity

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Unfortunately, this is pretty par for the course, isn't it? Corporations get immunity from nearly everything these days, including taxes, so why should this be a surprise?
 
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russ_watters
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That article was pretty heavily biased. In some cases the quotes were chopped up to remove qualifying statements in order to make them sound more absolute.

However, not being a lawyer, its not an easy order to interpret. I'd like to hear an opinion from a real judge on what the implications are, rather than a lawer connected to a tabloid.
 
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Dissident Dan
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If this is for real, it is outrageous.
 
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For those wishing to read executive order 13303 for themselves;

http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/pdf/03-13412.pdf


The source;
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/executive_orders/2003.html
 
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russ_watters
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I tend to think my reading comprehension is pretty good, but I don't speak lawyerese. If anyone has any insight, I'd be more than willing to hear it.
 
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Mr. Robin Parsons
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It's declared as a "National Emergency", and from what little I can tell, it basically does what that lawyer in that article says it does, immunity from prosecution.
 

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