The Supreme Court often is considered the last word on the issues it takes up. But in many cases, including the high profile Voting Rights Act case decided last week, justices signal that the high court can be “overruled” by Congress.
Dissenting justices did exactly that in employment discrimination decisions that undercut worker rights. The cases would have attracted more attention if the voting rights case and same-sex marriage cases had not overshadowed them. Not only do the employment discrimination cases potentially affect millions of Americans, court observers were shocked that Justice Samuel Alito openly mocked colleague Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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