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Under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court has radically rewritten the law governing arbitration, advancing an agenda to shield corporations form liability at the expense of the rights of everyday Americans. In a perfect world, arbitration works as a simplified system for resolving legal disputes under the mutual agreement of those involved. However, the Supreme Court in recent years has allowed big businesses to abuse forced arbitration contracts, building up a privatized legal system that robs everyday Americans of the chance to be heard by an impartial judge and jury. Today, even when Congress and the states have worked hard to protect the rights of consumers, employees, and victims of discrimination, justice has become unobtainable for millions because the Court has made it nearly impossible to avoid being forced into arbitration.