Corporations Control Court: The Cancer Metastasizes (December 15, 2014)
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L1 “Labor economists divide life into time spent pursuing ‘work’ and time spent pursuing ‘leisure’ or, if you prefer a four letter word for symmetry, then employ the word ‘play.’ An employee should be paid for the work he or she does for an employer but not for the time he or she plays for himself or herself.”
L2 “That is also the settled law in the Republic of America.”
L1 “Except at the Supreme Court which rewrites the laws to protect corporations at every opportunity and cost.”
L2 “I’m not amazed that Amazon requires a security check as part of one’s work. Fine. That time should be compensated under the law because it is work and is not play.”
L1 “The ‘Justices’ get paid for donning and doffing their robes. Most police get paid for the time they put on their uniforms and the time they take off their uniforms.”
L2 “The ‘Justices’ all agree that the underlying maxim in American law is ‘Might Is Right’ and, like politicians, are shrewd enough to support the police and others who defend them against the populace.”
L1 “The ‘Justices’ work a part-time job and get not only full-time pay but lifetime pay even when they should be discharged ‘for cause.’ The irony is delightful . . . and obscene.”
L2 “Another unprecedented problem plaguing the Court is its eagerness to reward the lawyers/lobbyists who litigate and lobby on behalf of the corporations. The Court has never at any time in the history of the country been more obedient to the corporations and less accessible to the American public.”
L1 “In another trend than has been consistent now for decades, the Ninth Circuit correctly interprets the law and then the Supreme Court improperly imposes its ideology.”
L2 “There are some nice enough folks on the Supreme Court, but law just is not their forte.”
L1 “They say that the conjunction ‘but’ is an acronym that means ‘behold utter truth’ because everything before the word ‘but’ in a sentence is a polite untruth.”
L2 “The Republic will require at least 50 years if not a century to recover from the lawlessness and criminality at work and in play at the Supreme Court today. But it may not recover.”
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[See the screed at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/13-433_5h26.pdf.]
[See the commentary at “Humanity’s Motto: To Enslave And To Colonize (January 27, 2014).“]
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