The Forum: Is this a 1% Court?: The 2012-13 Supreme Court Preview





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Published on Oct 9, 2012

The 2011-12 Supreme Court Term was full of blockbuster cases and the 2012-13 term is already shaping up to be its equal. Last Term featured the health care decision some called "The Case of the Century," the GPS tracking decision, and the Arizona immigration case, among others. This Term the Justices are already tackling affirmative action, and many expect gay marriage and the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act to follow. But while these cases grab the headlines, some believe that the Supreme Court has quietly become a court for the 1%, rendering decision after decision that benefits corporations at the expense of consumers and employees. Is it a pro-big business Court? Is the Court contributing to the rising inequality in American society through its business decisions and its "social issue" decisions? Or are these claims over-stated?

Viet Dinh, Founding Partner, Bancroft PLLC; Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; and former Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice
Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.), Former Judge, U.S. District Court of Massachusetts; Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School; and Author of In Defense of Woman: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate
Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The Nation

Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

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