PSN's Immigration Reform Policy Specialist, Suman Raghunathan, appeared on the Michael Eric Dyson Show on June 8, 2011 to discuss the recent advancement of state policies that grant in-state college tuition rates to undocumented students, and the reaction to the California Supreme Court's recent refusal to hear a challenge to California's tuition equity law.
The conservative wing of the U.S. Supreme Court has again preempted state laws designed to protect American consumers. In yet another ruling that favors large corporations at the expense of working-class families, the Supreme Court held last week that state laws cannot override “unfair” arbitration provisions. The decision, AT&T v. Concepcion, will have devastating implications for millions of consumers because it unilaterally favors clauses imposed by corporations where consumers do not have a say. Described as the “biggest ever” ruling on class action suits, is another blow to people who want to collectively address a problem, and to states who want to find a fruitful way of addressing issues that are potentially unfair to the average consumer.