Saved by the Supreme Court: Rescuing Corporate America

Author(s): 
Alan B. Morrison
Publication Date: 
October 4, 2011

ACS is pleased to distribute “Saved by the Supreme Court: Rescuing Corporate America,” an Issue Brief by Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest & Public Service at George Washington University School of Law, in which the author takes stock of the high court trend over the past ten years of siding in almost every high-stakes case with big business. In rendering favorable decisions for Corporate America at the expense of the individual, Morrison points out that the Court has come to big business’s rescue even when it was not necessary, “when other branches of the federal or state government were available and better suited to the job, but had not even been asked….” The Issue Brief concludes: “The Court proceeds boldly when caution seems the wiser course, and it is apparently quite unconcerned with the victims of corporate abuse or with allowing alleged wrongdoing to go unremedied.”