Congress Sends an “S.O.S.” to the World: Chartering the Course for Maritime Laws on Death

Christine Nicole Burns | Comment

At present, an ocean of difference exists between the populist sense of justice and the remedy provisions of maritime law of the United States. Although it has finally awakened to this realization, Congress’s most recent attempts to update the admiralty regime to better reflect the will of the modern citizen have only complicated the law, thus creating confusion among the courts. “The boisterous sea of liberty indeed is never without a wave,” and though those waves of change are on the horizon, Congress would benefit from looking to maritime practitioners and scholars for guidance.