"Yes, the Deck Is Stacked in Favor of the Government"
Author: Brandon Middleton
The public perception is that big, bad corporations can just spend as much money as necessary to win in court. Those of us in the trenches know that the reality differs. . . .
In a bench ruling earlier this month, in what are known as the “delta smelt” cases, Judge Oliver Wanger demonstrated – much to his own dissatisfaction, I may add – just how stacked the deck is in favor of the government.
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