20 Jun '11, 3pm

BREAKING: SCOTUS Sides With Wal-Mart in Class Action Case #p2 #topprog

BREAKING: SCOTUS Sides With Wal-Mart in Class Action Case #p2 #topprog

Siding with the retail giant Wal-Mart, the Supreme Court ruled that the nation's largest job discrimination lawsuit cannot move forward as a class-action. It's a crushing defeat for civil rights advocates and firmly grounds the Roberts Court as one of the most corporate-friendly courts in our nation's history. Make no mistake about it, the ramifications of the decision are enormous. The plaintiffs in the case have accused Wal-Mart of systematically discriminating against women in hiring, pay and promotions. Wal-Mart did not defeat the substance of the claims--that is, it is still an open question as to whether or not the discrimination occurred. Rather, Wal-Mart defeated the move to have the millions of potential victims bind their claims together against the retailer. So where does this leave us? The plaintiffs in the case lost because the Roberts Court did not feel there...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/breaking-sc...

Tweets

Supreme Court Case Highlights EPA Role in Carbo...

nrdc.org 20 Jun '11, 3pm

WASHINGTON (June 20, 2011) -- A Supreme Court decision today confirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s vital role in...