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SCOTUS: Piss off, Exxon Valdez victims

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Killick, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/business/7473968.stm

    What was a $5 billion ruling for 33,000 fishermen and businesses crippled by the spill was later pared down to $2.5 billion by the appeals court. SCOTUS knocked that down to $500 million on Wednesday, yet I didn't find this on CNN, USAToday sites.
    Each of those 33,000 now get $15,000 sted of the $150,000 they originally won in court.
     
  2. http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/25/news/companies/SCOTUS_exxon/index.htm?postversion=2008062515
     
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Damn liberal activist judges!

    Wait ... nevermind.
     
  4. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Heaven forbid we don't protect Big Oil. ::)
     
  5. Maybe gas prices will go down [/blue for the sarcasm-challenged]
     
  6. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Yeah, because it would've taken Exxon all of 90 minutes to make 2-billion dollars to pay it off.
     
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Scalia and Thomas, the gifts that keep on giving.
     
  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Except Souter penned the majority opinion. From the NYT account:

     
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    They like to spread it around.

    But of course, asshole Scalia and psychological-profile horror Thomas both voted with the majority.

    Love that Alito had to recuse himself, since he's an Exxon stockholder.

    SCOTUS . . . still, the best single reason to vote for BO.
     
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    It's been a while since I've spent a lot of time thinking about SCOTUS, but doesn't Souter line up with the left side of the court? He couldn't have been any bigger a blunder for GHWB if his name was Read My Lips.
     
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    More often than not.
     
  12. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    So wait, we should vote BO because one of the more liberal judges on the court issued a more conservative ruling?

    Hate the make up of the court all you want, but you'll have to be a little more creative to blame W for this one. I'm sure you'll keep trying, though.
     
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