May 26, 2011

Further Debunking the idea of a "Pro-Business Roberts' Court"

Over the last few years there has been a lot of back and forth among Supreme Court watchers over whether the Robert's Court is "Pro-Business." For one example see here. Today the Court released its opinion in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting. I won't get into the merits fo the decision. I just want to point out that the only votes for the Chamber came from the liberal block of the Court. Kagan recused herself, but the other three liberals, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Ginsburg, agreed with the Chamber and dissented in the case. This case underlies the weaknesses in arguing over the whole "Pro-Business" nonsense anyway. Hopefully this case will put those arguments to bed for good.