John Roberts represented the Chamber of Commerce in private practice.
Before Roberts, the Chamber’s preferred position was chosen 50% of the time.
Under Roberts, 70% of the cases are decided in the Chamber’s favor.
Before John Roberts, Lewis Powell represented the Chamber on the Court
Even the “Left-wing” supports the Chamber:
- 53% Steven Breyer
- 48% Sonya Sotomayer
The corporate media almost never covers these corporate law issues.
They want to distract from the corporate issues with social issues.
Environmental issues (Climate Change) are barely part of the converstation.
More Perfect – Justice, Interrupted
The rules of oral argument at the Supreme Court are strict: when a justice speaks, the advocate has to shut up. But a law student noticed that the rules were getting broken again and again —by men. He and his professor set out to chart an epidemic of interruptions. If women can’t catch a break in the boardroom or the legislature (or at the MTV VMA’s), what’s it going to take to let them speak from the bench of the highest court in the land?
Justice Interrupted: The Effect of Gender, Ideology and Seniority at Supreme Court Oral Arguments