Senate Judiciary Committee Pushes False Claim that Supreme Court is “Pro-Business”

by Hans Bader on June 29, 2011 · 1 comment

in Labor, Legal, Regulation, Sanctimony

The Senate Judiciary Committee is bashing the Supreme Court today as pro-business in a hearing that began at 10:30 a.m. Two of the three witnesses at the hearing were involved in the massive class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart that the Supreme Court recently decertified and found to be in violation of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. I earlier explained why that class-action was meritless here. I explain how attorneys’ fees provisions in federal civil-rights law create an anti-employer, anti-business bias here. Leading appellate lawyer Andrew Pincus rebuts the claim that the Supreme Court is “pro-business” here, noting that the Supreme Court frequently rules against businesses. I earlier debunked the claim that the Supreme Court was pro-business, noting that the Supreme Court frequently rules against employers, and does so more frequently than the lower federal courts, in a commentary you can find at this link.

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