September 9, 2009 by Jason Brown
The supreme court, with the help of rookie justice Sotomayor is discussing laws that might limit corporate spending on political campaigns.
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This was the topic of last Friday’s Bill Moyers show.
For some reason the Supreme Court decided to go into legal activist mode, way beyond the case that came before them.
It seems to me a bit of a stretch to argue rights for corporations on the basis of the Bill of Rights.
One of the problems is that corporations have a legal obligation to do do whatever they can do legally to maximize profits. Some of them have been successfully sued for not maximizing gain when they could have legally done so
So when we give them the legal right to wield political power, they are obligated to use that power to influence government in a way that will maximize their profit.
We need to move in the other direction.
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