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Wed Jan 1, 2020, 02:41 PM

Justice Stevens Scathing Dissent - Citizens United & The Activist Roberts Court

Justice Stevens Citizens United dissent is an important read, to help understand how Democracy is being rotted. Link below.

Stevens clearly exposed that Roberts activist Court invited and expanded the scope of the original Citizens United case to overturn 100 years of standing law to constrain corporate election meddling.

Roberts actively chose to reconsider Austin and McConnell. Citizen's United did not ask for this scope of consideration.


Justice Stevens dissent quote:

All that the parties dispute is whether Citizens United had a right to use the funds in its general treasury to pay for broadcasts during the 30-day period.


Justice Stevens' conclusion:

Essentially, five Justices were unhappy with the limited nature of the case before us, so they changed the case to give themselves an opportunity to change the law.


Roberts Court PURPOSELY opened the floodgates for corporate (even some murky) investments that had proven to corrupt Democracy in the early 20th Century.

So Roberts’ words are cheap.

The whole 2011 article explaining Justice Stevens scathing, clarifying dissent is a worthy read.

Roberts is an activist judge. DeFazio and others wanted Roberts Impeached!

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2011/1/21/937831/-

My questions:

What grand outcome(s) are the likes of Roberts, Thomas, Barr, Bolton Rove McConnell hoping for?

A theocracy?
Plutocracy?
Kleptocracy?
A thinning of the herd?

Why do they work so hard to undermine the standing finance & election laws even the Constitution that worked for the greater good for most from the end of WWII through Reagan?

Is there an long-term evil design?

Asking for a friend!

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Reply Justice Stevens Scathing Dissent - Citizens United & The Activist Roberts Court (Original post)
OhNo-Really Jan 2020 OP
empedocles Jan 2020 #1
OhNo-Really Jan 2020 #3
empedocles Jan 2020 #7
lapucelle Jan 2020 #2
live love laugh Jan 2020 #9
OhNo-Really Jan 2020 #10
bluestarone Jan 2020 #4
empedocles Jan 2020 #6
pecosbob Jan 2020 #11
jalan48 Jan 2020 #5
UTUSN Jan 2020 #8

Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 02:49 PM

1. An important read

[The 'spectre' of Justice Kennedy and his kin relationship to trump, looms large over these issues].

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:14 PM

3. You mean his son & Deutsch Bank & it's top Execs Suicides ? 🙄

ANOTHER BANKER SUICIDE: INTRIGUING PARALLELS BETWEEN US AND ESTONIAN DEATHS

https://whowhatwhy.org/2019/11/28/another-banker-suicide-intriguing-parallels-between-us-and-estonian-deaths/

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:10 PM

7. Fine site. Thank you.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 02:50 PM

2. The 2000 election (like the last one) had consequences we all have to suffer. N/T

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 2, 2020, 01:58 AM

9. 💯 You're so right. I was petrified at 2000

I tried talking to friends and family. Few listened. Things only got worse.

Even in 2016 I sat and watched Colbert host political enemies as far as I am concerned—who misinformed Colbert’s viewers as Colbert smiled—to “ask for provisional ballots at polls the very ballots that played a part in the detrimental 2000 selection.

People are so misinformed that don’t even know that the broadcast media is owned primarily by Republicans.

And most importantly I wonder what the end game is as well. I think “all of the above.”

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 2, 2020, 02:41 AM

10. Stewart Colbert undermined the huge progressive 10.2.10 DC rally. I lost interest in tools of chaos

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 06:00 PM

4. Is there any possible way to

get this re-argued? What would it take to get Citizens United revisited?

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:09 PM

6. Elect a Dem with strong down ticket winning appeal

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 2, 2020, 11:06 AM

11. Win the White House and the Senate and impeach them

Simply put you don't have to have any legal reason...all you have to have is a two-thirds majority. They can be impeached for rulings that the new majority simply does not like. If Dems do hit the trifecta in the next election as they should there is no practical reason Roberts, Scalia, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Thomas cannot be removed poste haste.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 06:05 PM

5. They want one party rule.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 10:58 PM

8. K&R

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