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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:04 PM

We Don't Run This Country for Corporations -By Elizabeth Warren

We don't run this country for corporations
March 26, 2014 | By Elizabeth Warren


Recently, three well-respected legal scholars examined almost 20,000 Supreme Court cases from the last 65 years. They found that the five conservative justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court are in the top 10 most pro-corporate justices in more than half a century.

And Justices Samuel Alito and John Roberts? They were number one and number two.

Take a look at the win rate of the national Chamber of Commerce cases before the Supreme Court. According to the Constitutional Accountability Center, the Chamber was winning 43% of the cases in participated in during the later years of the Burger Court, but that shifted to a 56% win-rate under the Rehnquist Court, and then a 70% win-rate with the Roberts Court.

Republicans may prefer a rigged court that gives their corporate friends and their armies of lawyers and lobbyists every advantage. But that's not the job of judges. Judges don't sit on the bench to hand out favors to their political friends.

On days like today, it matters who is sitting on the Supreme Court. It matters that we have a President who appoints fair and impartial judges to our courts, and it matters that we have a Senate who approves them.



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Jackpine Radical Mar 2014 #1

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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:09 PM

1. I think Liz's wording is a little off.

I would have said that the corporations don't run the government for the likes of us.

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