Monday, June 25, 2012


Supreme Court sticks with corporate personhood

This morning, the Supreme Court doubled down on its decision to let corporations spend freely, and secretly, in a brazen attempt to buy our elections out from under us.--Bob Edgar, Common Cause

by Larry Geller

In a blow to those trying to restrict corporate spending in U.S. elections, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a century-old law in Montana that set limits on business spending for political campaigns in the state.

By a 5-4 vote, the country's highest court ruled for three corporations … all of which challenged the law as violating their free-speech rights.

[Reuters, Supreme Court permits no limits on state campaign funds, 6/25/2012]

BarfbagThere’s more Supreme Court news dribbling out today, for example, a split decision on Arizona’s racial discrimination law.

The daily paper rests silently on your dining room table, powerless to inform you, while it all unfolds out there. So check Google News or your favorite tweets, and keep a barf bag within reach. [Afterthought: after posting this article, I took another look at the Star-Advertiser front page. It seems (to the editors, at least) that the most important news today is “Saving the shaka”.]


Looks like a constitutional amendment is coming soon. Seems like the only way around it.

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