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Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:34 PM

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Supreme oligarchy - a great piece on the political based Roberts court

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-dionne-jr-supreme-oligarchy/2014/04/06/823f15ea-bc2e-11e3-9a05-c739f29ccb08_story.html
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An oligarchy, Webster’s dictionary tells us, is “a form of government in which the ruling power belongs to a few persons.” It’s a shame that the Republican majority on the Supreme Court doesn’t know the difference between an oligarchy and a democratic republic.

Yes, I said “the Republican majority,” violating a nicety based on the pretense that when people reach the high court, they forget their party allegiance. We need to stop peddling this fiction.

[font size="3"]On cases involving the right of Americans to vote and the ability of a very small number of very rich people to exercise unlimited influence on the political process, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and his four allies always side with the wealthy, the powerful and the forces that would advance the political party that put them on the court. The ideological overreach that is wrecking our politics is now also wrecking our jurisprudence.[/font]

The court’s latest ruling in McCutcheon et al. v. Federal Election Commission should not be seen in isolation. (The “et al.,” by the way, refers to the Republican National Committee.) It is yet another act of judicial usurpation by five justices who treat the elected branches of our government with contempt and precedent as meaningless. If Congress tries to contain the power of the rich, the Roberts Court will slap it in the face. And if Congress tries to guarantee the voting rights of minorities, the Roberts Court will slap it in the face again.
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Daily Kos post on Dionne's piece: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/07/1290223/-E-J-Dionne-on-Supreme-oligarchy

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 04:30 PM

1. 5 thugs in black robes!

 

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Wed Jul 2, 2014, 07:32 AM

2. At one time the thugs wore white robes with pointy hats

at least you knew what they where they didn't pretend. Now these same thugs sit on the SC and pretend to be unbiased which they are not and do even more harm in a different way to America than the other ever could.

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Thu Jul 3, 2014, 02:58 PM

3. thanks to the GOP they've come up in the world (and brought down the SC)

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