ByÂ Brad Friedman, Bradblog.com
So much for states’ rightsÂ from the so-called “conservative” U.S. Supreme Court — as if 2000’sÂ Bush v. Goredidn’t already tell you that they, like other “small government Conservatives”, were largely full of shit when making that pretend claim…only when convenient to their policy goals, of course…
You can read more about the courageous decision earlier this year by the Montana Supreme Court — the decision struck down today by SCOTUS — inÂ Ernie Canning’s coverage from January. In that case, even theÂ dissentingÂ MT Justice found the U.S. Supreme Court’s “entire concept” of corporate personhood to be “offensive.”
“Corporations are not persons. Human beings are persons, and it is an affront to the inviolable dignity of our species that courts have created a legal fiction which forces people — human beings — to share fundamental, natural rights with soulless creations of government. … Indeed, it is truly ironic that the death penalty and hell are reserved only to natural persons,” wrote theÂ dissentingÂ Justice James C. Nelson who, clearly, disagreed withÂ Citizens United, but dissented in the MT case because he believed — as SCOTUS affirmed today — that they, not states, can decide how campaign finance will or won’t work for every state in the entire nation.
To read more, visit:Â http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9371
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