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Senate Democrats rap ‘pro-business’ Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats at a partisan-tinged hearing say the Supreme Court's conservative majority is wrongly favoring businesses over consumers, employees and investors. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy opened a committee ...

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Lawmakers seek to ban mandatory arbitration clauses

Taking aim at a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say strips workers and consumers of their right to redress against powerful corporations, lawmakers in both houses have reintroduced the Arbitration Fairness Act, which would bar pre-dispute mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer and employment contracts and in civil rights disputes.

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