There’s really little more to say on a day like this. But some PopTort readers may find the latest newsletter from the Center for Justice & Democracy somewhat interesting. It deals with the topic of sports and its lead story is about spectators at sporting events. The article discusses one of Congress’s first responses to 9/11 - an immunity law, called The Safety Act of 2002. While really aimed at the developers of anti-terror technologies and usually bestowed on defense and security companies, sports venues are now qualifying for immunity too. Indeed last year, Yankee Stadium became the first big sports venue to earn this Department of Homeland Security special designation, “meaning that the facility has passed a battery of tests and won approval from DHS, giving the franchise broad immunity against lawsuits stemming from a terrorist attack on the stadium.” And since that time, NFL and Superbowl venues have received liability protection, as well.
Sadly, just one more thing to think about.