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Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

House Republican Blasts Bush Administration “Stonewalling” » Secrecy News

House Republican Blasts Bush Administration “Stonewalling” » Secrecy News An' it stinks so bad the stones be chokin' 'n weepin' greenish drops...

At the High Court, Damage Control

At the High Court, Damage Control: "Exxon Mobil, the giant oil corporation appearing before the Supreme Court yesterday, had earned a profit of nearly $40 billion in 2006, the largest ever reported by a U.S. company -- but that's not what bothered Roberts. What bothered the chief justice was that Exxon was being ordered to pay $2.5 billion -- roughly three weeks' worth of profits -- for destroying a long swath of the Alaska coastline in the largest oil spill in American history.
'So what can a corporation do to protect itself against punitive-damages awards such as this?' Roberts asked in court.
The lawyer arguing for the Alaska fishermen affected by the spill, Jeffrey Fisher, had an idea. 'Well,' he said, 'it can hire fit and competent people.'
The rare sound of laughter rippled through the august chamber. The chief justice did not look amused."

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