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Developing: Court Rules in Chamber’s Favor in EVERY CASE DECIDED So Far This Term
By Neil Weare, Litigation Counsel and Supreme Court Fellow
As we approach the end of the October 2011 Term, it is hard to think about almost anything other than the Court’s impending health care decision. But there is another developing story that has so far been overlooked. Without much fanfare, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is edging towards what could be its first “perfect” Term before the Supreme Court since at least 1994. With today’s decision in Southern Union Company v. United States, the Chamber has declared victory in all seven of its cases that have reached a clear outcome (two are additionally classified as “other” because the Court avoided addressing the issue at stake on procedural grounds, and in one the Chamber filed on behalf of neither party).