In three key business rulings handed down Wednesday, the Supreme Court continued its trend toward freeing companies from the conflicting regulation of 50 different states in favor of one federal regime. The Court favored federal pre-emption over state laws and state court remedies in the areas of medical device regulation, interstate shipping of tobacco and arbitration of contract disputes. "We consider it part of our business" to sort out the balance between federal and state law, Justice Scalia said.
Supreme Court Continues Pro-Business Stance
February 21, 2008
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