by Eric Lendrum
An alliance of major companies, including Big Tech and Fortune 500 brands, have filed amicus briefs in several of the Supreme Court’s upcoming cases, as reported by The Daily Caller.
The two cases in particular that these companies have rallied behind are the case deciding the fate of the Obama-era amnesty program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and a case deciding whether or not “federal civil rights law covers LGBT employees.”
In the case of the former, the corporations involved claimed, without evidence, that eliminating DACA would damage the GDP due to the decrease in cheap labor that would follow. For the latter, they claimed that if the court does rule federal law covers LGBT employees, then it would eliminate the burden of individual companies dictating those policies themselves, which they said would constitute “an artificial barrier that restricts the free flow of resources, ideas, and capital.”
Among the companies involved are the Big Tech companies Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Other companies include Best Buy, Cisco Systems, and Hilton.
These are two of the most significant cases set to be decided by the Supreme Court next year, and will be among the first major tests of President Trump’s two confirmed justices: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
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Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).