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Fred Thompson and "federalism"

Fred Thompson defends his vote against Congressional action to prevent trial lawyers from stealing billions from taxpayers in the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement on grounds of "federalism." For why this is jaw-droppingly ironic, see Michael Greve's 2002 essay on the subject. Ramesh Ponnuru also responds.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.