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
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.
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.