More from the Supreme Corp…
I only briefly mentioned the Riegel v. Medtronic decision yesterday. It's all over the place today. And rather than re-invent the wheel, I recommend that you check out Eric Turkewitz's coverage of this case, here. He shares an interesting take by identifying the big government vs. small government debate running as the undercurrent of cases like this one, which asked whether medical device makers should be shielded from state product safety lawsuits because the FDA gave them the (albeit very loose and lenient) stamp of approval. Turkewitz also gives some links to articles and blogposts on the case. Check it out.
Also check out this article, Supreme Court Continues Pro-Business Stance, by Tony Mauro of Legal Times. It discusses not just the Riegel case, but also Rowe v. New Hampshire Motor Transport Association (where the Court ruled that a state can not impose its own requirements for the shipment of tobacco to prevent delivery to minors, but must follow federal regulations) and Preston v. Ferrer (enforcing an arbitration agreement between Judge Alex and his ex-manager--this one's kind of interesting, more to come on it).