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Bad laws in our nation ruled by law: Exxon v. Baker (Exxon didn’t have to pay big damages)

12. Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker (2008): Want to send a message to corporate wrongdoers? Don’t expect the Roberts Court to make it easy. Following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, one of the greatest environmental disasters of the time, and … Continue reading

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Bad laws in our nation ruled by law: Bush v. Gore (no explanatory note needed)

11. Bush v. Gore (2000): You don’t have to be a Democrat to question the wisdom of this Supreme Court case. In a partisan split, the Supreme Court’s five Republican appointees halted the recount of contested ballots in Florida, handing … Continue reading

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Bad laws in our nation ruled by law: Hammer v. Dagenhart (child labor is good)

8. Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918): Here, the Court ruled that Congress could not ban child labor in intrastate commerce. Sure, Congress could legislate against gambling and other vices, but whether children were to be kept out of mines and factories … Continue reading

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