The LA Times noted in a recent article that, although the Supreme Court has often been thought of as more conservative and pro-business, several recent cases have shown them to be unpredictable, often siding with workers rather than employers.
“The judges have been unanimous, or nearly so, in dealing defeats to employers and to corporations”, they said, citing claims and trials where this was the case.
So the question becomes, they say, whether this is a more unified, bi-partisan court that was spoken of when John Roberts became Chief Justice, or is just the calm before the storm? It is still early in the courts calender and only about a third of the cases for the year have been ruled on, with the more contentious ones yet to be decided on.
Robin Conrad, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s litigation center, said that “claim’s of the court’s pro-business bias” is “simplistic” and inaccurate. The Chamber has had one win and four losses so far.
Doug Kendall, the Constitutional Accountability Center’s president, is more skeptical. “We have to wait and see what the court does in the most contested areas like arbitration and campaign finance,” he said.
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