Can We Rely on Private Litigation to Enforce Our Laws?

June 01, 2015
 

Spam and wrong information on the internet may seem like ordinary problems, but they triggered disputes that will reach the U.S. Supreme Court in the Court’s 2015-2016 term.  The two cases are Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez and Spokeo Inc. v. Robins.  What do they tell us about what gets into court and who gets to sue?  Why and how did these disputes reach the country’s highest court?  Legal Issues commentator Verity Winship offers a preview.