The Obscure Case That Could Blow Up American Civil-Rights and Consumer-Protection Laws

Eduardo M. Peñalver is a law professor and the former Allan R. Tessler Dean of Cornell Law School. In July, he will become the president of Seattle University.

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March 25, 2021

Seattle U President-Elect Eduardo Peñalver penned an op-ed published in The Atlantic that argues that overturning a 1975 California agricultural law could dramatically reduce what the federal government can do on many crucial issues.