The footnote was easy to miss. It began on page 27 of the landmark Supreme Court opinion that struck down a $2.5 billion punitive damage award in the Exxon Valdez case, and it ended on the next page. But Justice David Souter's footnote 17 has reverberated around law schools, leading one lawyer involved in the case to predict that "it is going to become the great mystery footnote of the decade."
Souter Causes Stir With Footnote in 'Exxon' Case
July 8, 2008