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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Are You a Corporate Man Judge?

The following link presents some questions that Ralph Nader proposed that the Senate judiciary committee ask Supreme Court jsutice nominee Roberts. In his remarks, Nader asks whether Roberts can pass the Thomas Jefferson litmus test exemplified by the following Jefferson quote:

"I hope we shall... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."

In other words, are you a corporate front-man judge or will you stand up for the people of this union by stanching the flow of blood wrought by corporate profiteers and big money men?
Could He Pass Jefferson's Litmus Test?
Questioning Judge Roberts

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"Today it is more important than ever for all Supreme Court Justices and, in particular, the Chief Justice1 of the Supreme Court to have the inclination and wisdom to realize that our democracy is being eroded by many kinds of widely reported systemic corporate excesses. Giant multinational corporations have no allegiance to any country or community, and the devastation and other injustices they visit upon communities throughout the United States and around the globe have outpaced the countervailing restraints that should be the hallmark of government by, for and of the people. Unfortunately, the structure and scope of these hearings are not likely to devote a sufficient priority to the corporate issues of our times."

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