The 'Tough Noogies' Doctrine: Rights But No Remedies

Law360, New York (October 5, 2016, 1:55 PM EDT) -- If you are one of many consumers bilked out of $30 and your only remedy is a class action, tough noogies.[1]

If you are framed by the district attorney's office and spend 18 years behind bars before being exonerated, tough noogies.[2]

If you are subject to an invasive and degrading strip search for a minor traffic offense, tough noogies.[3]

On Nov. 28, 2000, Richard Cohen of the Washington Post penned the phrase "the Doctrine of Tough Noogies" to describe George W. Bush's claim to the presidency.[4] The essence of the "doctrine," according to Cohen, amounts to a bald assertion that life...

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