June 29, 2011
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has changed dramatically and, as the recent term proved, stayed decidedly the same. The court, which completed its annual session Monday, includes two recent appointees of President Obama and is the most diverse in history. Yet while the nine-member bench looks different, an enduring conservative majority has deepened its imprint on the law.
In the 2010-11 term, the majority exerted its power particularly on business cases, favoring big companies over the interests of consumers and employees. It closed off avenues to the courthouse for people suing corporations yet also for taxpayers who challenge government aid to religious schools. And it continued to roll back campaign-finance laws intended to diminish the influence of wealthy interests in elections.
Article: USA Today
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