Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

How Two Recent Supreme Court Decisions Nullify Your Constitutional Rights

…a federal court in Virginia ruled that the federal government does not need a warrant to hack into your personal computer because there is no “reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Glenn Greenwald: A Quiz for the West’s Great Free Speech Advocates and Supporters of Anjem Choudary’s Arrest

Greenwald: …it’s crucial that these high-minded standards not be exploited to render permissible advocacy of ideas that you like while outlawing and criminalizing ideas that you hate — or, worse, to legalize advocacy of violence by one’s own side while criminalizing advocacy of violence by the other side.

Chris Hedges> The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA

Chris Hedges. (photo: Truthdig) By Chris Hedges, TruthDig  02 September 13  ReaderSupportedNews.org  and my fellow plaintiffs have begun the third and final round of our battle to get the courts to strike down a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that permits the military to seize U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold […]

Moyers> Media Giants Fight Proposal That Could Shed Light on Who’s Buying Our Elections

Moyers: Media Giants Fight Proposal That Could Shed Light on Who’s Buying Our Elections The new rule would require the ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates in the top 50 markets to make their files on political advertising available on line immediately. by Bill Moyers    April 18, 2012    BillMoyers.com By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship   […]

Adam Liptak> Supreme Court Ruling Allows Strip-Searches for Any Arrest

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Strip-Searches for Any Arrest By ADAM LIPTAK     April 2, 2012     New York Times WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails even if the officials have no reason to suspect the presence of […]

Robert Scheer> Five Hypocrites and One Bad Plan

Five Hypocrites and One Bad Plan Robert Scheer’s Columns      Mar 29, 2012      truthdig The Supreme Court is so full of it. The entire institution, as well as its sanctimonious judges themselves, reeks of a time-honored hypocrisy steeped in the arrogance that justice is served by unaccountable elitism.By Robert Scheer My problem is not with […]

Video> Thom Hartmann> David Cobb – ‘Citizens united’ Doesn’t Fly in Big Sky State

David Cobb – ‘Citizens united’ Doesn’t Fly in Big Sky State Thom Hartmann talks with David Cobb, Spokesperson-Move to Amend / Attorney / National Projects Director-Democracy Unlimited, about Montana’s Supreme Court issuing a stunning rebuke to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 that infamously decreed corporations had constitutional rights to directly spend […]

Cornell West arrested in DC> October2011> Occupy Everywhere

Global Grind    October 16, 2011 The October2011.org Movement that is occupying Freedom Plaza, led an impromptu march of 250 people up Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S.Supreme Court where Dr. Cornel West climbed on the steps of the Supreme Court and denounced court decisions that have produced money-based elections that empower corporations.  Dr. West was […]

The Citizens United Era: How the Supreme Court Continues to Put Business First> Take Action

The Citizens United Era: How the Supreme Court Continues to Put Business First PFAW.org  A new People For the American Way Foundation report examines how the Supreme Court’s conservative majority is working to reshape our Constitution and elevate corporate interests above the rights of individual Americans. Beginning with the 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, the Roberts […]

Whatever Happened to Corporate Patriotism? by Ralph Nader

Counterpunch    Weekend Edition      July 22 / 24, 2011 If They’re Not Loyal to Us, Why Should We be Loyal to Them? Whatever Happened to Corporate Patriotism? By RALPH NADER The fireworks and celebrations that mark Independence Day are over. But the need for a national conversation on corporate patriotism has never been more […]

The Real Scandal of US Justice

The Real Scandal of US Justice Right-wing judges now dominate the American legal system, from the state level where corporate donations help elect them to the U.S. Supreme Court where ideologues tip the scales in favor of big business. To Michael Winship, that’s the true scandal in the administration of justice, not a few high-profile […]