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by Tita Freeman
Hope you caught this piece featured prominently in Sunday's New York Times about the National Chamber Litigation Center (NCLC), and its staunch advocacy for business before the US Supreme Court. The Chamber's NCLC has long been the voice of business in the courts on issues of national concern to the business community. The article notes correctly that, "the Chamber now files (Supreme Court) briefs in most major business cases. The side it supported in the last term won 13 of 16 cases." It goes on to say:
"Carter Phillips, often a Chamber representative before the Court, reflected on NCLC's influence. He said, "I know from personal experience that the Chamber's support carries significant weight with the justices ... Except for the solicitor general ... no single entity has more influence on what cases the Supreme Court decides and how it decides them than the National Chamber Litigation Center."
Robin Conrad, executive vice president of the NCLC, acknowledged this great track record and said, "Why have we been successful? I'd like to think it's because of the quality of the arguments and the briefs we present to the court." The Chamber "tells a straight story, and we try not to be shrill or ideological. The Chamber has earned a reputation for being a credible voice of business."
We are well known as advocates for the business community with the other two branches of government- legislative and executive. We are proud of our record as the voice of business in the third branch, the judiciary, and will continue to press the case for business before the nation's highest court. You can read the whole article here.