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Citzens United

The Doctrine of Corporate Separateness: Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Is an Absolute Farce

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Because corporations exist in order to put up a barrier between a business and its owners, that means that the religious liberty of the owners cannot be violated by anything the corporation is compelled, by law, to do.

Two Cheers For Our Politically Corrupt Supreme Court...

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Why do I say that? I don't mean they are actually on the take. Too Third World. But they are fundamentally corrupt insofar as they tweak every decision they make that bears on politics in favor of the Republican party.

Is the Stage Set for Citizens United, Round Two?

Thom Hartmann | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Last December, the Montana Supreme Court ignored Citizens United and continued its ban on corporate election spending, upholding the Montana Corrupt Practices Act. But those corporate interests that were upset by this law are now petitioning the Supreme Court to have it reversed.

AWOL on the Comcast/NBC Merger: Olbermann, Maddow, Schultz, Matthews

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Abrams

When it came to Citizens United, the news media expressed righteous indignation. Where was the outrage in 1996, when the Telecommunications Act triggered a wave of media ownership consolidation?