Big names, high stakes in quartet of pre-emption cases

, The National Law Journal

Erwin Chemerinsky, a liberal scholar, and Kenneth Starr, a conservative, may appear to be the Oscar and Felix of constitutional law, but they're also friends and, perhaps surprisingly, share essentially the same view in one, increasingly hard-fought area of constitutional law. They both believe that federal law should trump state tort actions only when Congress has clearly stated that it must.

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