High Court Erred In Dukes, Concepcion, Janus: Senators

Law360, New York (June 29, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Democratic senators on Wednesday criticized a trio of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, saying they privileged corporations and would bar individuals from accessing the justice system.

“You get the unfortunate feeling that many of the justices view plaintiffs as a mere nuisance to corporations,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D.-Vt., said at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “I believe that the ability of Americans to band together to hold corporations accountable ... has been seriously undermined by the Supreme Court.”

Leahy, the committee chair, convened the hearing...
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