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Democracy Is Not for Sale ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Citizens United, Corporations, election spending, constitution, corporate funding, ethics )

- 1093 days ago -
A coalition of organizations calling itself "united re:public" is soliciting signatures on a document "demanding the US Supreme Court stop billionaires from buying our politicians and our laws", which will be printed out and delivered to the Justices...
Bernie Sanders: Vermont State Senate Votes to Overturn Citizens United.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy, Bernie Sanders, US Senate, Supreme Court, Vermont Senate, Constitutional Amendment, US Constitution )

- 1135 days ago -
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) welcomed today's Vermont Senate passage of a resolution calling on Congress to propose a constitutional amendment to undo a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that threw out a ban on corporate campaign spending.
Tell the Supreme Court: "Judge Health Care By the Constitution, Not Your Political Opinions"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: health care, Supreme Court, government, ethics, republicans )

- 1143 days ago -
The role of the Supreme Court is not to make law, but to interpret the nation's laws, including judging whether they are Constitutional. Thus, legal experts across the spectrum had assumed that the health-care case would be a no brainer, and that the law
Pink Slime Economics - Thoughts on The Republican Budget
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, Budget, candidates, congress, constitution, corruption, dishonesty, Govt Fear Mongering, healthcare, housing, lies, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, social security, Supreme Court )

- 1145 days ago -
The trouble with the budget devised by Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, isn't just its almost inconceivably cruel priorities, the way it slashes taxes for corporations and the rich while drastically cutting food and medical aid to-->
AMEND 2012....Because Only People Are People
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Amend 2012, Supreme Court, Citizens United, Robert Reich )

- 1221 days ago -
The Supreme Court and Citizens United, the same big corporations and billionaires that destroyed our economy and caused millions of us to lose our jobs and homes, are spending obscene amounts to drown out our voices in elections and take over our govt.
Bill Moyers Essay: The Affront of Citizens United
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: campaign fianace reform, frontline, justice for sale, pbs, supreme court )

- 1224 days ago -
Bill Moyers reflects on the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. Video of Bill Moyers' classic essay on Citizens United (Feb 19, 2010).
Bill Moyers: Our Politicians Are Money Launderers Not Too Different From Tony Soprano
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bill Moyers, Public Citizen, Chambers of Commerce, Political Corruption, Media Corruption, Fake News, Propaganda Wars, Supreme Court, Citizens United, Oligarchy United )

- 1297 days ago -
Bill Moyers speech at the 40th anniversary celebration of Public Citizen: "[In] 1971, a corporate lawyer named Lewis Powell . . . future Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court sent a confidential memorandum to his friends at the U. S. Chamber of Commerce."
Senators Introduce Consitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Citizens United, Overturn, elections, democrats, politics )

- 1298 days ago -
Seven Democratic Senators, including Illinois' Dick Durbin, Tom Udall, New Mexico, introduced a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Citizens United decision. Supreme Court decision gave corporations ability to spend $ on campaigns anonymously
Wrongful Convictions: Launch of Nationwide Tour & National Debate to End Prosecutor Impunity, Prevent Prosecutor Misconduct
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: wrongful convictions, prosecutor misconduct, impunity, Prosecutorial Oversight, nationwide campaign, Innocence Project, Veritas Initiative, Voices of Innocence, accountability, Supreme Court, Connick v. Thompson )

- 1300 days ago -
Innocence Project, Veritas Initiative, Voices of Innocence band together to call for accountability. Exonerated J Thompson spent 14yrs on death row because prosecutors withheld evidence but Supreme Court stripped him of $14M civil award: they cant be sued
People For the American Way: Investigate and Enforce Ethics on the Supreme Court!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas )

- 1307 days ago -
A group of 20 House Democrats led by Rep. Louise Slaughter are now pushing for a Justice Department investigation into various possible ethics infractions by Justice Thomas.
D.C. Protests: Cornel West Arrested During Supreme Court Demonstration
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Video, D.C. Protests, DC News, DC Protests, Stop The Machine, U.S. Supreme Court, Cornel West, Occupy Dc, Occupy Wall Street, Occupydc, DC News )

- 1314 days ago -
Author, commentator, civil rights activist and Princeton University professor Cornel West has been arrested while protesting on the steps of the Supreme Court about corporate influence in politics.
Retroactive Recusal Could Nullify Justice Clarence Thomas and Overturn Citizens United   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rep. Louise Slaughter, Justice Clarence Thomas, Citizens United, Supreme Court, Congress )

- 1326 days ago -
Rep. Louise Slaughter and other members of Congress are exploring the failure of Justice Clarence Thomas to disclose that his wife made millions of dollars from clients whose cases were decided by the Supreme Court.
Troy Davis Execution Delayed
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Troy Davis, delay of execution, Supreme Court, Good Newscrime )

- 1340 days ago -
Troy Davis' execution was delayed tonight as the Supreme Court weighed arguments by Davis' legal team and the state of Georgia over whether he deserves a stay.
**Take Action**-- Shared Sacrifice -- **Please Sign**
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, afghanistan, americans, budget cuts, congress, corruption, dishonesty, Govt Fear Mongering, healthcare, housing, iraq, libya lies, media, medicare/medicaid, military, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, social security, Supreme Court, tax cuts for rich, war )

- 1419 days ago -
A letter to President Obama from Senator Bernie Sanders on the need to share the sacrifice of all budget cuts. ...."wealthiest people in our country and the largest corporations are doing phenomenally well while the middle class is collapsing and poverty>
Supreme Court Rules Companies Can Block Customers' Class-Action Lawsuits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: class action, Corporate Fraud, Supreme Court, dishonesty, corruption, republicans, democrats )

- 1487 days ago -
In another 5-4 decision by the usual suspects, the Supreme Court ruled today in a Southern California case that firms can force customers to arbitrate their complaints individually. The ruling is a major victory for corps. and creates an incentive to comm

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