8 Supreme Court cases to watch

A look inside the high court's business docket

The Supreme Court’s October 2011 term is turning out to be a bit of a sleeper for businesses, according to Tom Goldstein, founder both of SCOTUSblog and the Supreme Court-focused firm Goldstein & Russell. The term seems to be marked by a focus on social issues—from GPS tracking to affirmative action.

“I don’t think this is going to be a watershed term for business,” Goldstein says. “There’s not a Dukes v. Wal-Mart; there’s not an AT&T v. Concepcion.”


Hosanna-Tabor Church v. EEOC


Golan v. Holder

Workers’ Comp

Pacific Operators Offshore, LLC v. Valladolid


National Meat Association v. Harris


CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood


Caraco v. Novo Nordisk


Knox v. Service Employees Int’l Union, Local 1000


Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc.

Sidebar: Health Care Constitutionality

Although the Supreme Court hasn’t yet granted cert in any of the cases dealing with the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, experts say a grant is virtually guaranteed.

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