Monday, June 20, 2011

Alla Yous Goils Kin Jist Set Down Nah!

The chicks: 3 of them claimed to speak for 1.6 million of them. The 0ther 1.6 million had all sorts of jobs and presumably some were happy with their compensation packages at WalMart but noooo . . . you are part of a class: WalMart Employees with Ovaries! The 9th circus court said so!

Justice Ginsburg, showing off once again how important the President is, as the selector of new supreme Court Justices, said: “Wal-Mart’s delegation of discretion over pay and promotions is a policy uniform throughout all stores,” meaning the fact that they give (male and female) managers at each store and district discretion to set pay as they see fit is the same as company-wide discrimination against women. As Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum say: "That's logic."

The supreme Court says unanimously: sorry you three, but you 3 don't speak for the other million-odd. The press coverage has been surprisingly even-handed but the leftists still get their opinions in there pretending to be just-reporting. The conservative reporters of course are happy to dispense their opinions on these rulings:

Ginsburg’s identification of this as a prima facie indication of discrimination would have exposed virtually all US retailers to such class-action lawsuits. Not only would that have sapped retailers of billions in capital, but it doesn’t make any sense on its face anyway. If compensation decisions are decentralized throughout an organization, how can that possibly demonstrate a coordinated, centralized, and explicit effort to discriminate on the basis of anything? -Hotair

The Supreme Court’s 9 to 0 decision today in Wal-Mart v. Dukes stopped an abusive class action lawsuit and should bring a huge sigh of relief that the plaintiffs’ bar was stopped from further exploiting employers who create jobs.
On the other extreme we find such editorializing as:

"The women of Wal-Mart, together with women everywhere, will now face a far steeper road to challenge and correct pay and other forms of discrimination in the workplace." -Huffington Post

Wal-Mart scored a big victory on Monday when the Supreme Court threw out the largest sex-discrimination case in U.S. history. Still, the nation's biggest private employer has been forced to address the issues raised in the suit. Yahoo! AP
If you can't see how these all are examples of biased reportage, all I can say is 'Sorry about that government schooling you went through. Better luck getting an education in your next life.'

No comments: