If the United States Government is responsible for an accident, it can be sued just like any other wrongdoer under the Federal Tort Claims Act. But there’s an important exception — the federal government cannot be sued for bad decisions that the government left to the federal employee’s best judgment. The "Discretionary Function Exception" is perhaps the most important limitation on a victim’s right to sue the government when it causes injury or death. And the exception is complicated. Claire Choo helps unravel it.