News Number of the Day Number of the Day Shows Barrett’s Pro-Business Record Our take on the most relevant or interesting figure in personal finance today By Halley Bondy Halley Bondy Website Halley Bondy is a freelance journalist covering personal finance and a variety of small business topics for The Balance and outlets including NBC Know Your Value and Business Insider. She is an expert in startups, entrepreneurship, business financing, the U.S. economy, and investing. You can find her articles in NBC News, Business Insider, Lifewire News, Daily Beast, DAME Magazine, Eater NY, Bustle, Romper, The Outline, Oxygen, CMT, Vice, New York Daily News, MTV, and more learn about our editorial policies Updated on October 27, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email That’s how much of the time Amy Coney Barrett ruled in favor of business interests over the past two years, according to an analysis by Rocket Lawyer—a red flag for consumer advocates wary of her power on the U.S. Supreme Court. In her last two years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Court in Chicago, Barrett’s opinions have favored the business interest in 10 out of 12 cases where businesses were pitted against employee, consumer, or non-corporate interests, Rocket Lawyer found. Charley Moore, founder and CEO of the online legal service, posted the analysis on LinkedIn earlier this month. If her record is any indication, Barrett—confirmed to the high court in a 52-48 Senate vote Monday—could weaken the power of regulators fighting fraud or make it more difficult to protect against abusive debt collection practices, consumer advocates say. In fact, Barrett’s pro-business ratio is higher than any of the current Supreme Court justices over the same time period. Justice Clarence Thomas was the closest, with an 82% ratio, followed by Justice Samuel Alito, at 67%, Rocket Lawyer found. Barrett’s predecessor, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ruled in favor of businesses 21% of the time. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! Other Submit Sources The Balance uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. LinkedIn. "Is Amy Coney Barrett Really the Next Clarence Thomas (for Business)?"