Analysis: Supreme Court backs Chamber of Commerce in every case

By Kay Steiger
Friday, June 22, 2012 16:51 EDT
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Just in case you needed any more proof that the Supreme Court was taking a hard-line dash to the right, a new analysis by The Constitutional Accountability Center, a think tank and law center “dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text and history,” found Thursday that so far this term, the Supreme Court has voted in favor of the Chamber of Commerce’s position in every opinion they’ve issued.

“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,” a blog post written by the Center’s Neil Weare said. Indeed, a chart showed that the Chamber of Commerce’s average is getting better over time, going from 43 percent of cases won under Chief Justice Warren E. Burger’s court (1981-1986) to 56 percent of cases won under Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s court (1994-2005). So far under Chief Justice John Roberts, which began in 2005, the Chamber has won 68 percent of the cases it’s taken before the highest court.

The term isn’t over yet, so we’ll have to wait and see if the Chamber will maintain it’s unbelievable winning streak.

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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