Supreme Court Spotlight: Sex, Race And ... Commerce

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 5:26 PM EST) -- I have your attention.

So does the U.S. Supreme Court. On its docket this term are exactly those social issues that extinguish light upon all other matters, particularly the boring and technical cases relating to commerce.

The media loves the controversies over affirmative action and discrimination: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (11-345), Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (12-71) Vance v. Ball State University (11-556) and same-sex relationships: United States v. Windsor (12-307) and Hollingsworth v. Perry (12-144). Commercial cases which “only”...
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