Friday, June 22, 2012

Corporate Takeover At The Supreme Court

I've written previously about the unprecedented pro-corporate bias of the current conservative majority of the Supreme Court, and the insidious role played by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in getting the Court to hear business cases and to rule in favor of business interests.  (See, e.g., here, here and here.

The Constitutional Accountability Center points out that "without much fanfare, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is edging towards what could be its first 'perfect' Term before the Supreme Court since at least 1994."  It has "declared victory in all seven of its cases that have reached a clear outcome," which "brings the Chamber’s overall win/loss rate before the Roberts Court up to 68% (60 of 88 cases)."

As CAC's "prior studies establish, this is significantly higher than the Chamber’s success before the Rehnquist Court of 56% (45 of 80 cases), and dramatically higher than its success rate before the Burger Court, when the Chamber only won 43% (15 of 35) of its cases."


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