A teeth whitening service in Connecticut sued the state, arguing that the state regulatory rule banning anyone but dentists from performing the simple whitening procedure should be overturned because its only purpose was to shield one favored group from competition.
The Court sided with Cronyism, ruling in part:
"Even if the only conceivable reason for the LED restriction was to shield licensed dentists from competition," the 2nd Circuit declared, "economic favoritism" is a sufficient justification all by itself. "Much of what states do is to favor certain groups over others on economic grounds," the court said. "We call this politics."
When I went to school, our system was described to me as "majority rule with minority protections". The American system was never supposed to allow for the arbitrary sacrifice of one group to another just because the first group can manufacture more votes.