Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Elizabeth Warren Attacks's America's 'Bought & Paid For' Supreme Court
Former law professor and Senator Elizabeth Warren isn't pulling any punches when she speaks of America's highest court:
Look at the increasing corporate capture of the federal courts.
According to a recent study, the five conservative justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court are in the top ten most pro-corporate justices in a half century – and Justices Alito and Roberts are numbers one and two – the most anti-consumer in this entire time. The Chamber of Commerce is now a major player in the Supreme Court, and its win rate has risen to 70% of all cases it supports. Follow this pro-corporate trend to its logical conclusion, and sooner or later you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of big business.
That's not hyperbole, it's plain truth. America's highest court has been corrupted or, to use the current political vernacular, "captured" by corporate interests. Like Congress, the US Supreme Court has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the rich and powerful.
What I wouldn't give for a half dozen like her in Canada's Parliament.