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Tuesday, May 09, 2023

The (Tort)oise System

Through my scholarship focuses on constitutional law, I love teaching tort law and have done so for over twenty years. A fact worth pondering is that the slow and steady tort system seems to be doing far more to hold prominent firms and individuals accountable for their wrongdoing than the more glamorous alternatives of criminal and constitutional law. The Fox News/Dominion settlement is one example. The civil verdict today against Donald Trump is another. 

The relative effectiveness of tort law is just one more reason to doubt that the Supreme Court's qualified immunity cases are correct. 

Posted by Gerard Magliocca on May 9, 2023 at 05:25 PM | Permalink


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