Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Corporate Takeover

While it is generally agreed that, as Justice Stephen Breyer recently said, business interests "have always done pretty well" before the United States Supreme Court, a new study by the Constitutional Accountability Center demonstrates that the current conservative members of the Court have driven a marked ideological shift that favors corporations to a far greater degree.  The new study compared the years 2006-2010, since Justice Samuel Alito's appointment to the bench under Chief Justice John Roberts, to the terms 1981-1986, under former Chief Justice Warren Burger, before any of Court’s current conservative members joined the bench.  The study concluded that the current conservative majority is significantly more likely to favor corporate interests than the most pro-corporate member of the Court twenty-five years ago. 


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