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STATE FARM MUT. AUTOMOBILE INS. CO.V. CAMPBELL (01-1289) 538 U.S. 408 (2003)
___ P.3d ___, reversed and remanded.
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538 U.S. ____ (2003)

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES


No. 01—1289

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE
COMPANY, PETITIONER v. INEZ PREECE CAMPBELL and MATTHEW C. BARNECK, special administrator and personal representative of the ESTATE OF CURTIS B. CAMPBELL

ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF UTAH

[April 7, 2003]

    Justice Scalia, dissenting.

    I adhere to the view expressed in my dissenting opinion in BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore, 517 U.S. 559,
598-99 (1996), that the Due Process Clause pro-
vides no substantive protections against “excessive” or “ ’unreasonable’ ” awards of punitive damages. I am also of the view that the punitive damages jurisprudence which has sprung forth from BMW v. Gore is insusceptible of principled application; accordingly, I do not feel justified in giving the case stare decisis effect. See id., at 599. I would affirm the judgment of the Utah Supreme Court.