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Why a very conservative Supreme Court will be bad for business
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Why a very conservative Supreme Court will be bad for business

Author Stephanie Wylie warns corporations that even if the Supreme Court allows them to operate with more freedom, it is in their best interests to develop a more stakeholder-centered mindset to business.

Businesses may be looking forward to a very conservative Supreme Court that gives them free rein. But ignoring stakeholder interests is a recipe for long-term disaster.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing last month leaves a vacant seat on the court that Republicans are rushing to fill in hopes of furthering their political agenda on the bench, despite their indignant protests during the Obama administration that an open court seat not be filled during an election year. This turn of events means that a court that already has a sharp pro-business tilt will tip even further in that direction.

The above excerpt was originally published in Fortune. Click here to view the full article.

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Stephanie Wylie

Former Associate Director, Courts and Legal Policy