Ajs562_ip2_federal_torts_claim_paper

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• Research the Federal Tort Claims Act of 1946. • Write a 1400- word paper on the state’s tort claims act where you reside or on the Federal Tort Claims Act of 1946. Explain how it applies to local justice and to security agencies. What are the issues of risk related to civil liability as it applies to crime, justice, and security organizations? Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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Federal Torts Claim PaperNameClassDateProfessorFederal Torts Claim Paper The Federal Torts Claim Act is a law that allows the federal government to be sued. When the federal government is liable for a negligent or wrongful act against a federal employee the employee has the right to sue the federal government. The act developed in 1946 when Congress acknowledged there are some cases where the federal government does not have sovereign immunity. Sovereign immunity refers to a common law right of the federal government that says the government cannot sue themselves. Since Congress is the only entity capable of waiving the sovereign immunity, it was rare that the government ever waived this immunity until the development of the Federal Torts Claim Act. According to the Federal Torts Claim Act the federal government is liable in some cases and can be sued. The federal government is now liable when a citizen is wronged by a federal employee. This can be difficult to understand and results in millions of potential claims where a citizen can sue the federal government. If a citizen was driving down the road and got into an accident with a military truck, if the federal employee was negligent the citizen has the right to sue the federal government. In another scenario a citizen is visiting a national park and is injured by a falling statue. The federal government is responsible for the citizen's harm. When the federal government establishes a

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