Professor Richard Re Quoted in Bloomberg Business on How Plaintiffs in Landmark Supreme Court Decisions Often Have Little at Stake in the Outcome

December 7, 2015—Professor Richard Re was quoted in a Bloomberg Business article exploring how plaintiffs in ideologically driven test cases before the Supreme Court often have little at stake personally in the outcome. In ideologically driven Supreme Court litigation, named plaintiffs often play bit roles in battles waged by legal advocacy groups pursuing policy changes.

“I don’t think anybody thinks Abigail Fisher’s attorneys are litigating this case so that their client can get $100,” says Richard Re, an assistant professor at the University of California at Los Angeles who specializes in constitutional law and the federal courts. “They’re litigating this case because of the principle.”