Supreme Court justices own stock. We know this, because often one or two justices must recuse themselves from consideration of a case involving a company they hold shares in.
But what happens when more than three justices find themselves in that position? The entire Court must take a pass on the case, because it takes at least six justices to tango.
Such was the case yesterday when the Court had no choice but the let a lawsuit alleging that a host of the nation’s largest companies violated international law by assisting South Africa’s former apartheid government. More here from AP.