The Yale Law Journal

Catherine M. Sharkey


Preemption as a Judicial End-Run Around the Administrative Process?

Catherine M. Sharkey

**This Essay is part of a Yale Law Journal Online series called "Summary Judgment," featuring short commentaries on recent Supreme Court cases.**

Federal agencies play a dominant role in administering federal statutory schemes. At the front lines, they are tasked with interpreting statutes, enacting …


Punitive Damages as Societal Damages

Catherine M. Sharkey

113 Yale L.J. 347 (2003)

Jury awards of "classwide" punitive damages provide windfalls to individual plaintiffs, particularly in products liability, fraud, civil rights, and employment discrimination cases. This suggests a new angle from which to approach the ongoing punitive damages debate. Under cu…