Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker Reactions

Participants spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments in the case of Exxon Shipping Co. v.… read more

Participants spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments in the case of Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker.

On March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed off the coast of Alaska in Prince William Sound. The Supreme Court heard argument on whether the reduced 2.5 billion dollar award of punitive damages against Exxon is an unconstitutional conflict with federal maritime law and the Clean Water Act. Justice Samuel Alito recused himself from the case because he owns Exxon stock. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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204205-1
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News Conference
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 27, 2008

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  • Feb 27, 2008 | 7:36pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 27, 2008 | 11:26pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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