Chapter 11 announced in Issues & Politics Posted March 6 6 hours ago, CynicalScouter said: It absolutely is: 1) If BSA is forced to pay and big it will be more on an incentive to allow for such lookback windows to compensate victims. 2) If BSA is forced into liquidation and killed, it may mean slowing these effort down. Unlike the Catholic Church/dioceses (which at the end of the day aren't going anywhere) if BSA is liquidated it would be used as the "see, you'll just kill these programs!" warning. Either way BSA's the test case for the next 10 years I think we may be discussing something slightly different - but that's OK. My point was that while this is an important case legally and for public policy, I don't get the sense that this is one of the primary political issues of our day. People are certainly sensitive to and feel bad for abuse victims. There are also a lot of people with a Scouting background. I suspect that if asked 60% of people want to see both sides come out from this ok. Everyone is on board with helping abuse victims. Even from comments here, I gather that people assume that somehow the executives at the BSA or insurance companies will feel the brunt of this. If local kids Cub Scout packs start shutting down because of this I wonder if we'll see a shift in emotions. I doubt that shift will ever be enough to affect legislation, but I'm guessing that in many people's minds we'll see more sympathy.