Katrina vanden Heuvel: The Supreme Court Works for Corporate Power

Katrina vanden Heuvel: The Supreme Court Works for Corporate Power

Katrina vanden Heuvel: The Supreme Court Works for Corporate Power

The Citizens United decision of the “most powerful branch in government” demonstrates that it’s a Court for the 1 percent.


In 2010, the Supreme Court decided to give corporations unlimited spending power in elections, effectively pushing the country’s government further into the hands of big business and the super-wealthy. Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Maryland state senator Jim Raskin on Moyers & Company to trace the Court’s far-right shift and to discuss how “the most powerful branch in the US government” has weakened democracy in America. Read more of The Nation’s coverage of “The 1 Percent Court.”

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