Stuff Happens , eh?
Ascending to the Supreme Court gives one a lifetime job….
With the freedom judges sometime surprise Presidentr’s and us all as they make calls that one might not have expected….
The tech industry mega companies common practice of trying to steer more revenue to themselves by gobbling up any competition could be in for trouble as the little guys move to fight back embolden by the ruling against Apple’s excusitivity in app’s on its iPhone…
America is supposed to be an open market place to do business…
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s surprise decision to rule against Apple yesterday could open the floodgates for new antitrust action against Silicon Valley giants.
Kavanaugh sided with the liberal justices and wrote the majority opinion in a 5-to-4 decision allowing consumers to press forward with a lawsuit alleging Apple acted as a monopoly. Though the ruling focused on one lawsuit against Apple, it could make it possible for consumers to bring similar actions against other technology marketplaces such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, my colleagues Tony Romm and Reed Albergotti report.
Kim-Mai Cutler, a partner at Initialized Capital, noted Kavanaugh’s decision came as the industry was still reeling from the calls to break up Facebook:
Tough antitrust enforcement is traditionally associated with liberals, and progressive Democrats have largely dominated the discussion about whether greater antitrust action is needed to limit the power of tech companies. But Kavanaugh’s vote shows the current Supreme Court may not treat antitrust issues along traditional political lines.
Noah Feldman, a professor of law at Harvard University and former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, wrote that the tech industry should take note of Kavanaugh’s shot at Apple because it shows the Supreme Court is more open to antitrust litigation….
Supreme Roberts did his surprises previously this year in a couple of rulings also….
Thoughts that nation’s highest court might be politically solid ‘Right’ may not hold true….
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told CNN he hopes President Trump won’t “do too much damage” to the judicial branch.
Said Stevens: “I think he often speaks about them as Obama judges and other kinds of judges. But I think John Roberts was dead right when he said that there are only one kind of judges and they’re all working for the federal government.”