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Corporate Court

The New Year's Resolution for Big Business: Debilitate Public Workers and Their Unions

Nan Aron | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Nan Aron

This time the effort to undercut the economic and political power of working people is coming insidiously via the legal system in the form of a case called Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in January.

Senate Rejects Lawyer Who Represented a Murderer, But Not Corporations Accused of Human Rights Abuses

Katie Redford | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
Katie Redford

Perhaps it should not surprise us that politicians give more scrutiny to a nominee who insisted that an individual murderer should be given a fair hearing, than to a nominee who argued that corporations should not be held responsible for committing gross human rights abuses.

Getting Schooled: Judicial Education and the Corporate Court

Katie Shay | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Katie Shay

Decisions in favor of groups like the American Petroleum Institute and the Chamber of Commerce by judges who attended seminars sponsored by the same institutions have led to the perception that corporations and conservative groups can buy judicial influence.

Another Brick in the Wall: Supreme Court Shields Corporations From the Law (As Usual)

Nan Aron | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Italian Colors ruling is not an isolated event. We are rapidly approaching a time when there is a private set of laws for big corporations, created and enforced by and for themselves and separate from the system that governs the rest of us.

To See the 1 Percent in Action, Skip the Video and Visit the Supreme Court

Nan Aron | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

The distasteful fundraiser in Florida was a window into a worldview that shocked many people. But we don't need hidden-camera videos to reveal a philosophy devoted to protection for the powerful and contempt for everyday people.

What If the Supreme Court Treated Corporations Like Unions?

Marge Baker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Marge Baker

Make no mistake: the Corporate Court has a very different agenda for unions than it has for corporate big spenders. In a decision last week, the Court started to chip away at the rights of unions to influence elections while continuing to leave corporations free to spend as they choose.

The Corporate Courts: Fifth Circuit Judges Are Marinating in Oil

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

There are many oil-drenched casualties of the tragedy in the Gulf. It would be a shame if the integrity of the judicial system was one, as well.

Some Lessons Learned In Dean Kagan's Senate Classroom

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

I don't think we're always going to agree with everything she does, but we now know the Court will be getting someone who is committed to fundamental principles of fairness.

Supreme Court Backs Plutocracy, Targets Arizona Clean Elections Matching Funds

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The Colorado Citizens (Publicly-Funded) Campaigns Initiative 53 is not modeled on Arizona and other states' public funding initiatives that use matching funds to level the election playing field.