Trump’s pick ruled in favor of corporations over people 76% of the time
Amy Coney Barrett has a clear record of favoring corporate interests and the rich and the powerful over everyone else.
- In 2019, a panel of the Seventh Circuit vacated a $5 million judgment won in a lower court by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on behalf of consumers who were defrauded by the Credit Bureau Center. The Seventh Circuit panel agreed that the Credit Bureau Center had committed fraud, but disagreed that the FTC could seek restitution for the injured consumers. This decision was in conflict with decisions from numerous other courts of appeals.
- Barrett voted with the majority in refusing to rehear the case en banc.
- Barrett authored the opinion dismissing a case in which a consumer sued a debt collection agency for failure to give adequate notice of her rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Barrett ruled against the consumer, holding that the failure was a “bare procedural” error, even though, according to the dissent, it “will make it much more difficult for consumers” to enforce the FDCPA’s “protections against abusive debt collection practices.”
- Barrett wrote an opinion in dismissing a case brought by a patient injured during a painful and bruising pap smear because the patient had failed to follow a complicated administrative complaint procedure.