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May 15, 2014

One Fish, Two Fish, Abuse of Power Fish?

William Kent Suter, Former Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, recently observed that the federal government had “lost four cases dealing with fundamental rights in unanimous decisions,” and that “the positions taken by the government suggested bullying and strong-arm tactics.”  Not surprisingly, the Court re ...

July 18, 2013

California Supreme Court’s choice will increase costs to consumers

Yesterday the California Supreme Court denied the petition for review in Collins v. Navistar, Inc.  The case started after a delinquent teenager hurled rocks off of an overpass at traffic below on an interstate highway.  One 2.5 pound rock broke through a truck's windshield, hitting the driver in the head, causing him to crash, ultimately ...

June 13, 2013

An assault on justice: blaming deep pockets for third-party crimes

Who do you blame when a 2.5-pound chunk of cement hurled at freeway traffic by a delinquent teenager slams through a vehicle's window and kills the driver? The criminal who is throwing rocks, of course. But attorneys blamed those with the deepest pockets: the government (for owning the overpass from which the rock was thrown) ...

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