Corporations and the Supreme Court
Since Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito joined the Supreme Court in the 2005-2006 Term, the Court has become increasingly friendly toward big business, often elevating the interests of corporations over those of individuals and ruling for the Chamber’s position 70% of the time.
Beginning with our first study in 2010, we have tracked this trend through our reports on the Chamber of Commerce and its record before the Roberts Court. Below are some of the highlights of our analyses, as well as up-to-date statistics on the Chamber’s win-loss rate during the Court’s current Term. Read our most recent annual report here.
Current Term Overview (2019-2020 Term)
- Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian
- Comcast v. National Association of African-American Owned Media
- Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California
- GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS, Corp. v. Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC
- Moda Health Plan, Inc. v. United States
- Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander
- Rotkiske v. Klemm
- Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Thole v. U.S. Bank, N.A.
- U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association
- Allen v. Cooper
- County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund
- Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma
- Liu v. SEC
- Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, Inc.
Decisions Resulting in Neither a Win Nor a Loss
- Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, LLC
- Kansas v. Garcia
CAC’s long-term analysis demonstrates the Chamber of Commerce’s increased rate of success before the Roberts Court, as well as the ideological divide among the Justices with respect to the Chamber’s positions.