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Wed Jan 1, 2020, 02:41 PM

Justice Stevens Scathing Dissent - Citizens United & The Activist Roberts Court [View all]

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 Robertsí 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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