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Thom Hartmann: The Wal-Mart Case - A Hit On Trial Lawyers As It Was On Women

Friday, June 24, 2011 By Thom Hartmann, Truthout | Video
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Jonathan Tasini, commentator & writer on work, labor and the economy joins Thom Hartmann. The Supreme Court ignored the needs of one and a half million women yesterday - ruling in favor of Wal-Mart in a huge class-action discrimination lawsuit. In a 5-4 decision along ideological lines - the Conservative Justices did not rule on whether or not Wal-Mart discriminated against women as the plaintiffs argued - but instead ruled that the women could not bring this type of class action lawsuit against the giant retailer - since every single woman faced different circumstances of discrimination. In other words - the Supreme Court ruled that each of the 1.5 million women that were discriminated against would have to bring their own separate suits in front of the court - each, individually, taking on one of the largest companies in the world all by themselves. But wait...there's more.

Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann is a New York Times-bestselling, Project Censored-award-winning author and host of a nationally syndicated progressive radio talk show. You can learn more about Thom Hartmann at his website and find out what stations broadcast his radio program. He also now has a daily independent television program, "The Big Picture," syndicated by FreeSpeech TV, RT TV, and 2oo community TV stations. You can also listen or watch Thom on the internet.

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Thom Hartmann: The Wal-Mart Case - A Hit On Trial Lawyers As It Was On Women

Friday, June 24, 2011 By Thom Hartmann, Truthout | Video
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Jonathan Tasini, commentator & writer on work, labor and the economy joins Thom Hartmann. The Supreme Court ignored the needs of one and a half million women yesterday - ruling in favor of Wal-Mart in a huge class-action discrimination lawsuit. In a 5-4 decision along ideological lines - the Conservative Justices did not rule on whether or not Wal-Mart discriminated against women as the plaintiffs argued - but instead ruled that the women could not bring this type of class action lawsuit against the giant retailer - since every single woman faced different circumstances of discrimination. In other words - the Supreme Court ruled that each of the 1.5 million women that were discriminated against would have to bring their own separate suits in front of the court - each, individually, taking on one of the largest companies in the world all by themselves. But wait...there's more.

Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann is a New York Times-bestselling, Project Censored-award-winning author and host of a nationally syndicated progressive radio talk show. You can learn more about Thom Hartmann at his website and find out what stations broadcast his radio program. He also now has a daily independent television program, "The Big Picture," syndicated by FreeSpeech TV, RT TV, and 2oo community TV stations. You can also listen or watch Thom on the internet.