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Trump Ally Graham Opposes Troops’ Bid to Sue on Botched Care (2)

Sept. 18, 2019, 5:34 PMUpdated: Sept. 18, 2019, 9:55 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump’s closest congressional allies, is digging in against efforts to overturn a seven-decade ban on U.S. troops suing over military medical malpractice.

Graham (R-S.C.) said nothing could sway him to give advocates a chance to make their case for a provision in the House Democratic majority’s version of the annual defense policy bill (H.R. 2500) that would create an exemption to the Federal Tort Claims Act, allowing troops to file malpractice suits in federal court. The House legislation would upend the Feres doctrine, which evolved from a 1950 Supreme Court...

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