In April, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015, co-sponsored by Trent Franks (R-AZ). Both Goodlatte and Franks are recipients of corporate largesse through board members’ and shareholders’ contributions and PACs.
According to a Huffington Post article, the bill would strip “away consumer protections on everything from deceptive advertising to privacy invasions. It could roll back wage-theft protections for workers, antitrust protections for small businesses and securities-fraud protections for investors.” Brown vs, the Board of Education would never have seen the light of day.