Here in California, the state Chamber of Commerce designates a certain number of bills as “job killers.” When Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor, he would routinely veto almost every bill with such a designation that made it through the legislature. One year he vetoed all of them. The situation hasn’t improved all that much with Jerry Brown. The implication is clear – whatever the Chamber wants, the Chamber gets.
And that’s doubly true on the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts.