Promoted by Steven D with minor edits to links (not content)
Today the U.S. Supreme Court made it crystal clear that it is the court for corporate power and wealth in opposition to free speech.
The New York Times’s article on SCOTUS decisions tells how one will allow corporations and unions to pour “issue ad” money into campaigns while the other denies high school students right to free speech. Onething about Republicans whether legislator, executive, or justice when you put stick your money up their nether end you get what you want to hear coming out of the other.
With absolutely no clue about the hypocrisy of these two decisions,
Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that, when regulating what can be said in a campaign and when it may be said, “the First Amendment requires us to err on the side of protecting political speech rather than suppressing it.”
The other case was an actual case of political speech not moeny masquerading as speech. In Alaska a student held up a sign that said “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” accross the street from his school when the Olympic torch went by. He was punished by the school, a punishment SCOTUS upheld.
the court found that a high school principal and school board did not violate a student’s rights by punishing him for displaying the words “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” on a banner across the street from the school as the 2002 Olympic torch parade went by.
When the case was argued on March 19, Kenneth W. Starr argued — successfully, as it turned out — on behalf of the school authorities that, whatever rights students may have to express themselves, thumbing their noses at school officials’ anti-drug messages is not one of them.
If that isn’t in your face fuck-you fascism, well hell, I ran out of F’s. When the Supreme Court under the new Court-meister Roberts makes it so clear where it stands, one can only wonder why any Democrat voted for, let’s see, Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, the fuck-you fascist four.
With this court I had better watch out. I can’t actually say they are the in your face, fuck-you, fascist four. But I can pay someone to say it on TV.