A Review of the Supreme Court’s 2009 – 2010 Term
As the United States Supreme Court’s 2009-2010 term drew to a close, commentators remarked on the evolution of the Roberts Court. Justice Roberts continued to emerge as a key figure this term, as he was a member of the majority 92 percent of the time, more than any other justice. While his majority percentage may suggest to some a willingness to comprise with his more liberal colleagues on certain issues, he also clearly demonstrated firm convictions on important issues such as campaign finance and gun rights, which yielded some the most highly publicized decisions of the term. Indeed, the Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case, which invalidated legislation imposing limits on corporate spending in elections, has led some commentators to conclude that the Roberts Court is ushering in era where business interests will reign supreme.
This view, however, does not accurately characterize the Court’s labor and employment decisions, which demonstrate a far more even split between employer and employee interests….
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Article courtesy of Worklaw Network firm Franczek Radelet (www.franczek.com).