Ira Stoll: Obama Ally Wages Class Warfare


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“Megarich Plaintiffs, Legally Adrift,” is the headline The New York Times ran over the latest article by Steven Rattner, the money manager and former Obama administration official. As the Times headline makes clear, Rattner’s argument concerns less the merits of the case than it does the wealth of the plaintiffs. But as Ira Stoll observes, the fact that one party to a legal dispute is rich should be entirely irrelevant to the merits of the case. That’s why the classical portrait of justice has her wearing a blindfold.