The New York Times gave its editorial love to the Supreme Court for relying on reason and restraint to decide FedEx v Holowecki. The Justices ruled in the age discrimination case that workers could access the Equal Opportunity Commission even if their complaint was filed on the wrong form. The Times generously praised the Court's break from its "knee-jerk inclination to rule for corporations over workers and consumers," but warned against reading too far into the decision.
"The FedEx ruling could be an aberration, or it could mark a new direction. The justices may have been chastened by the enormous criticism of the Goodyear ruling from Congress and the public. (The House has passed a bill reversing it, and the Senate may soon follow.) They may also be reacting — as the court has been known to do — to shifting political winds. Voters in this election year do not appear to favor the blind deference to corporate power that has been a theme of the last seven years.All Americans want their civil rights. Any repudiation of the civil rights rollback is positive news worthy of praise and repetition.
It would be a mistake to read too much into one decision. There is certainly evidence the court will not easily shake its undue solicitude for the problems of corporations..."