I’ve read about some of the names bandied about for a replacement for the late Atonin Scalia, and am nauseated by repeated praise I see of Sri Srinivasan as a “pro-business moderate”. And that’s because in our current climate “pro-business” is anything but.
Fitting it into the broad global spectrum, the American adjective “pro-business” means rabidly conservative on economic matters. Possessing a point of view that would disqualify you from serious consideration in any other part of the world expect some of East Asia. If this guy is “pro-business”, we can expect him to complete the dismantling of our democracy, be it through campaign finance, regulatory oversight, or right to organize. He will continue the 5-vote corporate extremist majority on the Court.
I’d rather have an “anti-business” judge who’s conservative on social issues — the tide is decisively against that, and there are five votes for social modernity thanks to Kennedy’s libertarian leanings — then someone else to back the Goldman Sachs-ization of this country.