Many pro-business rulings issued by US Supreme Court over the last year, says journalist

Author: Lawrence Hurley, Reuters, Published on: 15 July 2015

"Big business on winning side in U.S. top court's major rulings", 27 Jun 2015

Big business was on the winning side in the U.S. Supreme Court's two major cases of the year, with hundreds of employers pushing hard in favour of gay marriage and the healthcare industry backing the insurance subsidies available under Obamacare…Both cases were largely seen through the lens of national ideological wars…But the cases could also be seen as pro-business rulings by a court with a reputation as friendly to corporate interests under Chief Justice John Roberts…379 businesses and groups representing employers across various sectors signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief backing gay marriage [saying inconsistent state laws imposed burdens on companies and that marriage bans can conflict with corporate anti-discrimination and diversity policies]. In the healthcare case, trade groups representing hospitals and health insurance companies filed court papers backing the Obama administration over the healthcare law…[O]ther cases that business interests lost included one earlier in June in which the court ruled in favour of a young Muslim woman who wore a head scarf to a job interview at clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch and sued when she did not get the job…[Also refers to Aetna, America's Health Insurance Plans, American Airlines, Anthem, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Procter & Gamble, Thomson Reuters]

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