Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Working People Lose Again; Big Business Wins

Today's Supreme Court decision to drastically reduce ExxonMobil's fine for its 1989 Valdez oil spill in Alaska is just another in a long line of decisions by Our Nation's highest court to reduce punitive damages for large companies at the expense of the environment and Working Americans.

Its also interesting to keep in mind the record profits that this company has been reaping in recent years. For an flurry of articles published on ExxonMobil's record profits over the past 7 years click here, here, here, here, here and here. Be sure to note the dates and profit numbers in each articles.

1 comment:

Nemesis of Evil said...

Ignoring juries in order to side with big business is part of a philosophy of judicial activism known as "originalism."