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US Supreme Court Rules for Corporations over public interest; against free speech

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The US Supreme Court is showing it's new corporate logo, and it's against the public interest and free speech.


In three rulings yesterday the US Supreme Court showed off its new Roberts-Alito-Thomas-Scalia brand logo. The news was not good for the public interest.

In summary the court ruled that corporate developers are free to go about development without regard to the broader public interest concerning environmental issues: causing irreparable harm to our precariously balanced, fragile ecosystem is not in the general public's interest; unfettered construction and development is.

The new US Supreme Court branding was also evident in another decision favoring corporate special interests over the public interest: approval of the further corruption and pollution of the country's political process by unrestrained corporate "issue" advertising dollars. Apparently corporations have greater standing influencing political campaigns than do individual citizens: I guess the court's new quadrivium hasn't read De Tocqueville's Democracy in America....

Finally, the US Supreme Corp's, I mean Court's, muscle was further flexed in a case involving free speech rights of students: "Bong hits for Jesus" may be patently offensive, even ludicrous prima facie. But don't protest too loudly, the US Supreme Court may hear....


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Constance Lavender is an HIV-Positive pseudonymous freelance e-journalist from a little isle off the coast of Jersey; New Jersey, that is...

In the Best spirit of Silence Dogood and Benj. Franklin, Ms. Lavender believes that a free (more...)
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