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Such an incidental and collateral opinion that is uttered by a judge (which is known in legal circles as “obiter dictum”), has no legal standing and cannot be used as precedent for future court decisions. In fact, not only is obiter dictum considered non-precedential, the Supreme Court, soon after, decided that headnotes are “not the work of the Court, but are simply the work of the Reporter, giving his understanding of the decision, prepared for the convenience of the profession” (United States v. Detroit Timber Lumber Company, 1906).
Decade after decade it struck down laws aimed to share power with the citizenry and to promote “the general welfare.” In 1895, it declared unconstitutional a measure providing for an income tax and gutted the Sherman Antitrust Act by finding a loophole for a sugar trust. In 1905, it killed a New York state law limiting working hours. In 1917, it did likewise to a prohibition against child labor. In 1923, it wiped out another law that set minimum wages for women. In 1935 and 1936, it struck down early New Deal recovery acts.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: Blackhawk0044
LOL! Regardless we do use democracy... period. That doesn't make us Democratic State was my only assertion.
It evens out the rich and powerful at the top of the Democrat Party and the Republican Party.
Arguing about whether a corporation is good or bad is like arguing about a hammer. I say I like the hammer. You don't like the hammer.
I am a carpenter with a hammer and I'm build nice things. Good hammer.
Now I have this same hammer but I want to bash your skull. Still a good hammer?
I'm going to spit some real truth.
Principled Liberals have been lie to and sold out by the ruling elite of the Democratic Party. Their marching orders come form Wallstreet and the big banks.
Principled Conservatives have been lied to and sold out by the ruling elite of the Republican Party, taking marching orders from the exact same corporations and banks.
I do have a right to spend my own money how I see fit,
and so does everyone else either individually or collectively.
It's not just the Koch Brothers either. The left has their big money donors too. Corporations, SuperPacs, etc. need to be regulated if not out right banned all together.
It's been proven that in politics whoever spends the most money usually wins. You can't run a successful government by allowing money to dictate policy at every turn.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Do Public Employees Unions count? Aren't they an artificially created legal entity? What about the other unions?
originally posted by: ketsuko
Do Public Employees Unions count? Aren't they an artificially created legal entity? What about the other unions? Thay do every bit as much to lobby and launder money for politicians as any big corp ever did.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: wayforward
I totally disagree. You can't just blame ignorant people for this. It takes a billion individuals to equal just one Koch Brother in donation money.
originally posted by: Granite
a reply to: Boomorangatangarang
Definitely needed ASAP in America.
I will follow this locally and petition for local measure on this.