Supreme Court to hear two human rights cases

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  • Updated: October 17, 2011 - 9:35 PM

 

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abracadebraOct. 17, 11 9:51 PM

"The lower courts in both cases drew a clean line, saying that only individuals and not artificial entities like corporations are subject to being sued." Which would seem to put the U.S. Supreme Court in a pickle, having recently declared corporations to be "persons."

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SelfOct. 18, 11 1:02 AM

The Court will have to choose - uphold Citizens United and allow the tort cases to proceed, or throw out the tort cases and tear down Citizens United. Isn't poetic justice eloquent? And how unusual that is has been delivered so soon.

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mrfairOct. 18, 11 2:20 AM

Same Judges that sent a homeless man who took 100$ from bank then returned it because he felt guilty to prison 15 years while ordering former CEO who stole 3.2 billion to serve time served, which happen to be bit over 3 years he spend low level prison with cable tv and everything else he wanted. What kinda justice is that or can we even call it justice? Oligarchy is correct word.

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hobie2Oct. 18, 11 8:30 AM

Good luck on not having Scalia and the activist conservative USSC ignore a law that has been on the books for 200 years, and yet again find for corporations.

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sdbauer01Oct. 18, 1111:12 AM

This Republican-leaning, uber-conservative Supreme Court, rule on the side of real humans - or their artifically created corporate humans? I think we know the answer to that question.

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MMMH2OOct. 18, 1111:13 AM

Let's start implementing all laws on the books..................

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stefanjohaOct. 18, 1112:20 PM

Anyone here who opposes corporate personhood should sign the Move To Amend online petition and get involved. Most Americans are unaware of the human freedoms (without any of the consequences) we allow corporations, and don't realize that our democracy is failing us. The more we educate, the stronger our HUMAN voices will become. This is not Democrats vs Republicans, this is People vs Greed.

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Mister_EOct. 18, 1112:28 PM

There are 'individuals' and then there are 'Individuals'. It's not even a guess as to which this Supreme Court will favor, having already shown they are malignant toadies of the Capital-I class.

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mankato58Oct. 18, 11 2:04 PM

Did the crimes happen on U.S. soil? If it didn't happen in a place where the United States has jurisdiction, who can it be tried in in a U.S. Court?

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