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Thu Apr 6, 2017, 01:23 PM

Why Scalia? Roberts? Gorsuch? The 1971 Smoking Gun [View all]

In 1971 Lewis Powell suggested business launch a coordinated counter attack against liberalism... and part of that strategy was to take over the federal judiciary. He wrote a confidential memo to the Chamber Of Commerce which included

Neglected Opportunity in the Courts

American business and the enterprise system have been affected as much by the courts as by the executive and legislative branches of government. Under our constitutional system, especially with an activist-minded Supreme Court, the judiciary may be the most important instrument for social, economic and political change.

http://reclaimdemocracy.org/powell_memo_lewis/

So it comes as no surprise that the Federalist Society was created in 1982 and Reagan nominated Bork for Supreme Court in 87
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_Society Bork and later Scalia has some radical new judicial doctrines which allowed them to use the courts as the judicial arm of the GOP. For example if they could negate the Ninth Amendment of all meaning it automatically gave the government power to regulate rights social conservatives didn't want the People to have.

Roberts represents a second major strategic thrust by the far right... to expand the power of corporations through the use of the court.

So the far right's bottom line was to restrict the rights of LIVING PERSONS while expanding the rights of corporations which are nothing but the CREATIONS of government.

Wow! The pathology involved here is beyond the pale.

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