Diana Levine says that before the Supreme Court agreed to hear Wyeth v. Levine, she thought her case was about how to compensate her for losing her right arm to gangrene after the improper administration of a Wyeth company drug. But Levine has since learned that her case is about something bigger and yet less tangible: federal pre-emption. It has become a major political flash point that could be influenced as much by the presidential election on Tuesday as by the Supreme Court argument today.
High Court Case Turns Political Spotlight on Pre-emption
November 3, 2008