Today and June 25 are the days when the Supreme Court will release its biggest decisions of the year. The Obamacare and Arizona immigration law decisions are obviously much in the news, but Point of Law readers will also be interested in First American Federal v. Edwards, a decision about the ability of Congress to create federal causes of action in the absence of injury to the plaintiff. Such "harm-less" class actions are the source of many of the most lawyer-friendly class actions and settlements, because the attorneys can bring expensive suits against deep pockets and then justify settlements that benefit no consumers at all by pointing out that their clients weren't suffering any injury in the first place. I'm quoted in a Chris Rizo story on the subject.
- Some Supreme Court roundups
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review Wal-Mart class action mega verdict
- Update: In re Baby Products
- Supreme Court Strikes Down Stolen Valor Act
- New Podcasts: Reactions to the Obamacare decision
- The implications
- It's the Spending Clause, stupid!
- The decision (with apologies to Lebron James)
- Two senses of federalism
- Winning the battle, but losing the war (for expansive federal government power)?
- Roberts can be criticized, but he's no Souter
- Writing conservatives out of "mainstream" thought
- "Equal Opportunity Employment Restoration Act"
- What media bias? Scalia Derangement Syndrome edition
- Podcast with Ilya Shapiro: Arizona v. U.S.
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