So I wonder what position the anti-working class, misogynistic activist “conservative” judges will take on this matter?
From The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/06/wal-mart-sex-bias-suit_n_792488.html
MARK SHERMAN | 12/ 6/10 12:06 PM |
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether to keep alive the largest employment discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history, a case that claims Wal-Mart pays women less than men and promotes women less frequently.
The justices stepped into a dispute that could involve billions of dollars in back pay for 500,000 to 1.5 million women who work or once worked at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest private employer. But the case also could affect other class-action lawsuits, in which people with similar interests increase their leverage by joining together in a single claim.
Wal-Mart, backed by many business interests, praised the court’s intervention.
“The current confusion in class action law is harmful for everyone – employers, employees, businesses of all types and sizes, and the civil justice system,” the company said in a statement. “These are exceedingly important issues that reach far beyond this particular case.”
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The ability of the common people to unite and file class action lawsuits is our last defensive barrier to total corporate fascist rule. Because no individual, especially ordinary non-billionaire citizen has enough money to muster the legal muscle corporations with huge war chests can.
Class action lawsuits give us the ability to challenge the right of corporations to fuck us over without fear retribution.
Removing that ability to fight back would mean we live in a total fascist state where the corporations can literally get away with murder and not be concerned with any legal challenge.