Punitive Damages and the Supreme Court: A Tragedy in Five Acts

October 1, 2003

Michael I. Krauss

First, I want to situate Tort law in a way that allows us to understand punitive damages and to imagine the role they should play in tort law. Political legal philosophers conventionally distinguish between aspects of law that regulate private ordering and aspects of law that regulate public ordering.

Punitive Damages and the Supreme Court: A Tragedy in Five Acts