SCOTUS defends the rights of corporations to grease the palms of politicians.

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Montana Supreme Court's decision in December upholding the state's century-old ban on corporate political spending.

Corporate palm greasing upheld by the
United States Supreme Court.
The ruling Friday evening sets up a possible full-blown U.S. Supreme Court rematch over the 2010 Citizens United decision that allowed unlimited corporate campaign spending. It came in response to an application submitted last week by American Tradition Partnership, a conservative interest group that says it fights "the radical environmentalist agenda," and two companies, seeking to have Montana's ban struck down. A five-member majority of the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United declared that corporations' independent spending in elections does not corrupt -- or even appear to corrupt -- the political process.


Anonymous said...

Did I miss something. Is it April 1st.?

When did the members of the Supreme Court start smoking dope?

Anonymous said...

in 1976 with Buckley v Valeo. That's when this started

Anonymous said...

We used to think that Supreme Court Justices were of high intellectual capacity, what the hell happened? Are they greasing their hands too?

Pew Beckair said...

Clarence Thomas's real scandal was his position on Iran/Contra which actually bought him a position on the court. Scalia and Cheney managed to change the course of energy policies. When Cheney sat with the 6 top energy compnaies and struck a deal, Scalia made the opinion that no laws were broken. They also denied that they ever had any meetings, or that Scalia was flying around on Air Force one on golfing trips with Cheney as VP. Corruption can be connected to most of them for their appointments. What a coincidence that Janet Reno came from Dade Cty Fla. The cocaine capitol of the US. Energy was dergulated and this is why we have the problems we have today with BP and its involvement with both oil spills and subsides. No one is enforcing any laws, and there are fewer and fewer of them even left on the books to enforce. This is called "getting the government off the backs of the American people" Since when was BP an American Citizen? Let's have a balanced look at the overall problems. It's not just one party that got us here. Although, Obama isn't doing one damn thing to stop any of it.

Anonymous said...

Although, Obama isn't doing one damn thing to stop any of it.

This comment lends one to believe that Obama's hands are clean, hardly.

This is the President who touts the "Green Energy" scam with millions to people who supported him. Payback time. Let's not forget the subsidies to wind development, to level the playing field for a product that will NEVER produce anything without massive money from the taxpayer.

Yes he's for BIG BUSINESS, as long as they contribute to him.