SCOTUS Decisions

In addition to DC v. Heller and Davis v. FEC, the Supreme Court has had a few other decisions of note recently. While there has been much discussion of the opinion in Kennedy v. Louisiana (no extending the death penalty to child rape), particularly in the form of dismahy on the right, what was of more note to me, and likely many other Alaskans, was Exxon v. Baker, about the punitive damages from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. While I’m not particularly pleased that they chose this particular case to do so, I do think the general arbitrariness of punitive damages needed addressed.


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