Eighty-six percent of Wal-Mart managers are male. Most of the lower-down employees are female. Naturally, many women working for Wal-Mart believe that job discrimination is taking place. Last year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that employees could sue the company.
Alas, the Supreme Court under Justice Roberts struck down that decision
. The reasoning: No-one could identify a specific, written corporate policy favoring gender discrimination.
This ruling does not affect Wal-Mart alone. That's why a lot of other companies
(including Microsoft and Bank of America) helped Wal-Mart convince the Supremes.
The Obama administration has refused to comment on the ruling. Talk is cheap, but Obama won't offer even that