innocentbystander wrote:cvilleagle wrote:innocentbystander wrote:cvilleagle wrote:bignick33 wrote:How do the PA residents feel about the hundreds of millions of dollars (at least?) in civil liability that their state now likely has?
Been a while since I was in law school, and this isn't my area of practice, but doesn't the 11th amendment keep the state off the hook?
i think there will be a lot of private individuals who will be sued
it appears that too many people knew exactly what Sandusky was. they knew at the ice cream parlour
You could possibly make out a 1983 suit against the AD, and certainly against Sandusky himself. Hell, you could sue Sandusky straight-up.
NOTE: I don't actually know the law that well for these things.
they should just sue white men
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/penn-state-riots-about-white-men-not-liking-be-held-accountablemike wrote:If, like me, you scanned the crowds rioting at Penn State last night after the announcement of the firing of Joe Paterno, you may have noticed that nearly all the people there were white men. The riots were about white men not liking to be held accountable.
As a native Pennsylvanian, I never once considered attending Penn State University. Penn State always seemed like a place full of cliquish white people recalling their glory years of making fun of the dorky kids in high school. More progressive white people and people of color went to big city state schools like Pitt or Temple while whiter, more conservative types tended to dominate the settings of the rural, fraternity-heavy Penn State campus.....
....Old, conservative white men around the state revered the football coach who stayed on well past his prime into his eighties. Paterno stayed on when others told him he was wrong not to change his old ways, well after his coaching seemed ineffective and his team’s record suffered. Paterno’s perseverance in the face of his deficiencies was a beacon of hope for many white men in Pennsylvania who felt their power challenged by liberals and people of color seeking to change their ways.
That's why I paid attention to the crowd rioting on television at Penn State last night. The firing of Joe Paterno upset the natural order that white men like Joe Paterno could rule not based on merit -- as Paterno’s coaching deficiencies showed -- but because white men always had.
Mike is way off. Paterno is Itrallian, not white.