February: John, as told by a (talented and good-looking) guest blogger

John White dazzled us with brilliance while the Supreme Court baffled us with bullshit.  John’s report was on the anatomy of a United States Supreme Court opinion.  Specifically United v. Federal Election Commission in which our betters on the bench decided that 135 years of case law do not really apply today and that we are actually better off when corporations are free to spend unfettered amounts of cash to influence elections at every level.  He told us how the court found that the plaintiff’s had standing, the court ignored stare decicis, and refused to decide the case on narrow grounds.  Rather, the Court found that corporations are actually people with First Amendment rights.  This would raise an interesting question for Aquinas who reasoned that animals have no souls – Can a corporation attain salvation?  Answer – Only in America.


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