The Supreme Court once championed antitrust laws as valued tools to limit corporate power and to promote the autonomy, diversity and economic rights of people and firms without power. Not anymore.
Right now, what hurts labor, day to day, is the wins and losses in the lower courts.
The future of the Supreme Court is the most important issue in the most important election year since 1932. Progressive Americans should treat it that way. The radical right does.
The current Supreme Court is so divided on fundamental questions of separation of church and state. that the appointment of one or two conservative Justices could well tip the balance and jettison key historical principles.
The Rehnquist Court's paeans of praise for state government are belied by reality.
To the Rehnquist Court, criminal justice is all too often a technical matter best left to the states.