April 13, 2009

Another Editorial Criticizing Dismissal of Cert in Williams III

Today's LA Times contains an editorial entitled The Supreme Court and Law Left Hanging. The editorial makes the same point as this editorial we blogged about last week, namely, that the Supreme Court should have used Williams III as a vehicle for clarifying and strengthening the limits on excessive punitive damages. Neither editorial mentions that the excessiveness issue was not before the court in Williams III because the Supreme Court declined to consider that issue when it granted certiorari last June.