Anti-price Fixing Decision Overturned by U.S. Supreme Court
Bush has put a heavy thumb on the scales of justice
Retail price fixing by manufacturers now legal
In another of a string of pro-business, anti-competitive decsions the Bush Court overturned an 96-year-old decision which had outlawed retail price fixing by manufacturerts. For example, in the future motor vehicle prices may be set by manufacturers, not dealers, eliminating "suggested" from MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) stickers in new car show rooms.
In his confirmation hearing Chief Justice Roberts affirmed his belief in adhering to established precedents. Nevertheless, he and Scalia, Thomas and Alito voted as a block along with Justice Kennedy in this precedent breaking decision. Here's a link to a NYTimes "breaking news" article on the latest of several pro-business Supreme Court decisions:
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