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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can not believe the Supreme court took up this politician convicted case,,, of that virgina guy taking gold watches and on and on.

that the right wing justices in the hearing were actually inferring he did nothing wrong....

ya everday guys give out rolexes and pay for weddings I guess. and expect nothing. where was the argument that a government employee can not accept such things?

taking citizens united to the extreme... I guess they are trying to defend their scalia who died in the hands of such gifts.

amazing with Gov Sigleman and clinton they had no say in it...

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/27/politics/supreme-court-bob-mcdonnell/

Supreme Court sympathetic to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

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Washington (CNN)Several Supreme Court justices seemed sympathetic to arguments made Wednesday by lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once a rising star in Republican politics who fell from grace after a conviction on public corruption charges.

Justices questioned the scope of federal laws prosecutors used to convict McDonnell and their impact in other contexts and cases, and struggled with the line public officials must cross before committing an "official act" that could trigger corruption statutes.

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how can anyone on the right support this? probably because you were involved with companies doing exactly this.


http://billmoyers.com/story/confronting-citizens-united/

Will SCOTUS Confront the Results of Citizens United?
A Wisconsin case now before the Supreme Court highlights just how much the justices got wrong.


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The investigation into Walker’s alleged coordination with outside groups was led by both Republican and Democratic prosecutors, with the assistance of the state’s nonpartisan elections board.

Because the probe was conducted under Wisconsin’s “John Doe” investigatory process, most evidence has remained under seal. But what has been made public shows that Walker secretly raised millions for Wisconsin Club for Growth – a dark money group led by his top campaign adviser R.J. Johnson – with the express purpose of bypassing Wisconsin laws requiring disclosure of campaign donations and prohibiting corporations from giving to candidates.

The campaign also worked closely with another dark money group, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, which received millions in grants from the club.

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Bill Moyers Essay: The Affront of Citizens United
FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Walker’s staff advised the governor to tell donors “that you can accept corporate contributions and it is not reported” and to “stress that donations to Wisconsin Club for Growth are not disclosed.” A set of fundraising talking points told Walker to refer to Wisconsin Club for Growth as “your (emphasis added) 501(c)4.”

Remember, US Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United were premised on the supposed “independence” of outside groups like Wisconsin Club for Growth.

So how seriously did candidates and donors take that “independence?” On the memo line of one check to Wisconsin Club for Growth, billionaire commodities king Bruce Kovner noted that his donation’s purpose was for “501(c)4-Walker.”

According to evidence made public in the probe, Walker raised $1 million from hedge-fund manager Steven Cohen and $250,000 from Republican mega-donor Paul Singer, among others. He even raised $15,000 from Donald Trump, later a political rival in his unsuccessful bid to win the Republican presidential nomination.

Walker knew where his financial support was coming from, but…the public did not.
Walker knew where his financial support was coming from, but — until the now-stymied investigation began — the public did not.

That meant that the press and the public could not connect those secret financial interests with the policies Walker pursued in office.

For example, after Walker won the election, his top legislative priority for the next session was passing a mining bill drafted by an out-of-state mining corporation called Gogebic Taconite.

During the heated debate over the bill – a proposal met with protest from environmental groups, conservationists and Native American tribes – Wisconsinites never knew that the Gogebic Taconite’s CEO had secretly donated $700,000 to Wisconsin Club for Growth.

The secret $700,000 donation was 22 times greater than the roughly $32,000 that the mining company had disclosed in donations to Wisconsin candidates in 2011 and 2012.


Similarly, the public didn’t know that the CEO of Menards Hardware had secretly given $1.5 million to Wisconsin Club for Growth at Walker’s behest. After Walker won the election, Menards was awarded $1.8 million in tax credits from the economic development agency that Walker chaired. Menards also benefited from the Walker administration’s reduction in environmental enforcement. Under previous governors, the company had repeatedly faced million dollar-plus fines for violating state environmental laws.

Those donations didn’t become public until two years later, and were only revealed at all because of the John Doe investigation.


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Even more troubling is the fact that some Wisconsin Supreme Court justices were faced with such clear conflicts of interest that they should not have heard the case at all.

The two groups that allegedly coordinated with Walker, Wisconsin Club for Growth and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, also spent $10 million helping elect the court’s four conservative justices, in most cases outspending the justices themselves. The four justices, in turn, became the majority in the 4-2 decision that shut down the John Doe investigation into these groups’ potential coordination with Walker. In short, the justices disregarded clear conflicts of interest to render a decision in favor of their biggest campaign supporters. Those conflicts were particularly pronounced for Justices David Prosser and Michael Gableman.

In 2011, Wisconsin Club for Growth, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and their offshoots spent nearly $3.7 million supporting Justice David Prosser. That was five times as much as the Prosser campaign spent itself, in an election that was decided by a mere 7,000 votes.

Three years before, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce’s spending in support of Justice Michael Gableman had come in at five-and-a-half times what Gableman’s own campaign disbursed. Wisconsin Club for Growth’s spending that year also surpassed the Gableman campaign’s. Together, the outside groups spent $2.75 million in a contest that Gableman won by 20,000 votes.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13679971/1/the-u-s-chamber-of-commerce-tops-the-list-of-groups-spending-on-elections.html

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tops the List of Dark Money Groups Spending on Elections
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce increased spending after the 2010 Citizens United Case. The group has spent more than $18 million this year but kept its donor list secret.


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When it comes to secret donors spending money to influence elections in the wake of 2010's Citizens United Supreme Court decision, there is perhaps no group more aggressive than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling allowed super-PACs and dark money groups to spend freely on political elections provided they did not coordinate with candidates. Both advocate for or against candidates and ballot measures through huge spending on advertisements and other media.

But there are several fundamental differences between the two. Among them, while super-PACs have to publicly disclose the sources of funds, dark money groups like LLCs and political non-profits do not. That has created problems of transparency and accountability and given wealthier individuals increasing influence over elections.

In the aftermath of Citizens United, the conservative-leaning U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent aggressively in campaigns by keeping its donors secret. The Chamber first attempted to sway voters in the 2012 election cycle through sponsored ads. These are listed as independent expenditures.

The Chamber of Commerce spent $32.26 million on 2012 Federal Elections. It spent $35.46 million in 2014, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

With just over two months before the presidential election, the group seems to have backed off in 2016. Still, the $18.65 million it has spent is more than any other group. The Chamber of Commerce has also spent $52.32 million on lobbying, more than any other group. Since 1998, it has spent close to $1.3 billion in lobbying for large corporations and smaller businesses.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well it is time for her to retire, we need a real partisan liberal on the court. when can we ever get one real partisan liberal on the court.

I would like a elizabeth warren, a Michelle Obama, Dr. Dean, Bernie Sanders or molds like them on the bench. I could even handle a green party for the bench. I am not a fan of green party for president or senate/congress.

http://www.today.com/video/ruth-bader-ginsburg-kaepernick-s-anthem-protest-is-dumb-and-disrespectful-783306307764


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Kaepernick’s anthem protest is ‘Dumb and disrespectful’
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is weighing in on the decision of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others to refuse to stand for the national anthem, calling it “dumb and disrespectful,” comparing it to flag burning, though she does say she wouldn’t arrest them for it.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

should a hater be allowed on the supreme court? do we have better than that in the USA or all right wingers born haters...

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President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch reportedly founded a fascist club while attending his elite private high school,

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok this guy is a lia o he is too stupid... this should disqualify him fom being any type of judge if he thinks thee ae not libeal or right wingers in the courts...

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Gorsuch: ‘No such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge’

Judge Neil Gorsuch sought to reassure senators at the second day of his confirmation hearing that he would not be swayed by political pressure — trying to take the steam out of anticipated attacks from Democrats likely to push him to distance himself from President Trump.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been saying this for years... Supreme idiot right wing Thomas should be impeached for lying... he lied in his confirmation hearing. He did sexually harass the females... When his wife just a few years ago went after Anita Hill again demanding a public apology. Well Thomases earlier girlfriend finally came forward as enough was enough, she came forward because of right-wing Thomases wife demanding a false apology. The ex-girlfriend just before her said everything or things Anita Hill said were true and also relevant to her relationship with him.

Now last year a lawyer has come forward to say Thomas sexually assaulted her at the office.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-magazine-makes-case-impeaching-065612884.html

New York Magazine Makes A Case For Impeaching Clarence Thomas

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New York Magazine is laying out a case for the possible impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

The cover story, penned by former executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, described Thomas’ rise to power and his apparent immunity to scrutiny during the height of the #MeToo movement. Citing conversations with three women who worked with Thomas, Abramson also detailed a history of lies told by the judge, beginning during his confirmation hearing.

His dishonesty, not the allegations of impropriety, “raise the possibility of impeachment.”

“Lying is, for lawyers, a cardinal sin. State disciplinary committees regularly institute proceedings against lawyers for knowingly lying in court, with punishments that can include disbarment. Since 1989, three federal judges have been impeached and forced from office for charges that include lying. The idea of someone so flagrantly telling untruths to ascend to the highest legal position in the U.S. remains shocking, in addition to its being illegal,” Abramson wrote.

During Thomas' 1991 confirmation hearing, former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexually harassing her.

Abramson is the co-author of “Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas,” a 1994 book about his controversial confirmation hearing. During the1991 hearing, former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexually harassing her. Hill alleged that Thomas talked about pornography in the workplace and regularly commented on the bodies of female coworkers.

The hearing quickly turned into the epitome of a he-said, she-said, and despite the allegations, Thomas was later confirmed by a vote of 52-48. Since then, more women have come forward with similar claims about his behavior.






https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/almID/1202770918142/Young-Scholar-Now-Lawyer-Says-Clarence-Thomas-Groped-Her-in-1999/?slreturn=20180119022406

Young Scholar, Now Lawyer, Says Clarence Thomas Groped Her in 1999

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The anticipation of meeting a U.S. Supreme Court justice for the first time turned to shock and distress for a young Truman Foundation scholar in 1999 when, she says, Justice Clarence Thomas grabbed and squeezed her on the buttocks several times at a dinner party.
By Marcia Coyle | October 27, 2016 at 12:16 AM

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

right wingers and their false equivalencies right up to the supreme court...

right wingers are so stupid.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-rule-other-justices-shouldnt-conduct-independent-research/2018/03/25/7a4f790a-2ebd-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html?utm_term=.5a8fd6c830b6

Supreme Court rule: (Other) justices shouldn’t conduct independent research

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.msnbc.com/velshi-ruhle/watch/president-trump-is-reshaping-america-s-justice-system-1248742979568

President Trump is reshaping America’s justice system

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The president’s 2020 campaign manager says 1 out of 8 circuit court judges in America have been appointed by Trump. Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi talk with NBC’s Pete Williams about how this could affect the judicial system for years to come.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here the idiots supreme idiots reverse again another supreme court so they just legislate from the bench.

In the union ruling overturning a previous supreme court ruling, to me, it should stand and not be overturned unless it is a 2/3 majority. not a simple majority especially with a justice that is not legitimate.

But with this ruling, that you can opt out of participation, I believe in light of that. Just like the right to refuse cake and eat it to. Sarah the terrible liar got to not eat her cake. And she cried about it like the right wing so called victims they claim they are.

well using the same logic when I buy a single share of stock of a company, I , I have the right to not allow that company to participate in giving money to lobbyists political campaigns and so on along with full disclosure should net be waived.. again the supreme court just ruled the majority does not decide. Same with if i buy a product like a medicine that saves my life. That company does not have the right to spend money on political issues. Especially if the taxpayer is putting one penny into their research or buying their product.

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