Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Best headline for a SCOTUS case:

And the winner is.... Slate, for "This case puts the Superfun Back in Superfund". Plus they give an entertaining report of what went on during the oral arguments for the consolidated cases Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway Co. v. U.S. and California, and Shell Oil v. U.S. and California. Both involve an agricultural chemical distribution facility in Arvin, Calif., called B&B that had possibly been dumping toxic goo since 1960. In an effort to recoup the money it spent to clean up the site, in 1996 the EPA sought to impose liability on both the railroad that owned part of the contaminated land and Shell Oil, which sold a pesticide known as D-D to B&B. Sounds like Justice Ginsberg was in rare form.

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