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2008-07

July 22, 2008

On Wednesday, July 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a hearing entitled “Courting Big Business: The Supreme Court’s Recent Decisions on Corporate Misconduct and Laws Regulating Corporations.”

July 15, 2008

The judicial history of the 14th Amendment’s “privileges and immunities” clause is unfortunately brief. The 1873 decision in the Slaughterhouse Cases—the first major interpretation of the amendment by the Supreme Court—rendered the clause “a vain and idle enactment,” in the words of dissenting Justice Stephen Field.