Misreporting Vance

What is it about civil rights cases that causes otherwise sensible reporters and commentators to lose their senses? The Supreme Court’s controversial Ledbetter was repeatedly mischaracterized by people who should know better. Now, as Walter Olson documents, we’re seeing knowledgeable commentators mischaracterize the Supreme Court’s decision in Vance v. Ball State. Reasonable people will disagree on whether the Court got this case right, but they should at least agree on what the Court decided.

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