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Mandatory Binding Arbitration

Starbucks: Stop Taking Away Your Customers' Rights

David Arkush | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
David Arkush

If you're one of millions of Starbucks customers who might buy or receive a prepaid card this holiday season, you might want to take a moment to send Starbucks a message: Don't take away my rights!

AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion: The Corporate Court Does it Again

Nan Aron | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology
Nan Aron

Thanks to the Supreme Court, corporations are now free to write contracts that legally bar you from challenging them in class-action lawsuits or even group arbitration, no matter what they do to harm you.

Citizens United Is Just the Tip of the Supreme Court's Pro-Corporate Iceberg

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

The President, the press, and the public have been rightly outraged by the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. FEC to allow corporation...

Big Pharma's Loss is America's Gain: Obama's Outstanding First Choice for the Federal Bench

Ian Millhiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Millhiser

Judge Hamilton's nomination is a marked change from the judges chosen in the Bush era and it is exactly the change which Americans voted for last November.

Supreme Court's Judge-For-Sale Case Is Just The Tip of a Larger Iceberg

Ian Millhiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Millhiser

Corporate-owned courts presided over by the business community's hand-picked arbitrators are fast becoming the rule, and a deeply ideological bench is only sometimes available as an imperfect alternative.

Former Business Lobbyist Denied Important DOJ Role

Ian Millhiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Millhiser

Obama's decision will serve as a cautionary tale to other talented individuals who, despite progressive accomplishments, are tempted to work in support of practices as abusive as binding mandatory arbitration.

Right-Wing Supreme Court Draws Ire Of Senate Judiciary Committee

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

The Supreme Court has shifted dangerously to the right and is now the most pro-business Court since the monopoly greasing "Lochner-era" Court of the late 19th century.