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First Amendment, ‘Patron Saint’ of Protesters, Is Embraced by Corporations

new study says, there has been a “corporate takeover of the First Amendment.”... Professor Coates also analyzed data ...“businesses are growing steadily more aggressive in their use of the First Amendment.” ... pharmaceutical firms, tobacco companies, min
New York Times
added Mar 23, 2015 12:46
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[Washington] In new King Mountain lawsuit, USDA seeks $6.3 million in tobacco assessments

The case is the latest in a series in which King Mountain, owned by Yakama businessman Delbert Wheeler, has disputed state and federal taxes and financial regulations on the grounds that the Yakama Nation’s treaty rights shield the business from those re
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Mar 13, 2015 22:07
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[North Carolina] Reynolds ask for review in employee suit

filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court involving a nearly 13-year-old class-action lawsuit...whether the fiduciaries of the Reynolds employee retirement plan “undertook the appropriate investigation into the prudence of remo
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 10, 2015 10:59
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HIGHTOWER: The Gop Gang Of Supremes Go After Obamacare

the Supreme Court's black-robed gang of far-right ideologues are rampaging again! ... It sprang from a frivolous lawsuit concocted in 2010 by a right-wing front group funded by such self-serving oligarchs as the Koch brothers, Big Oil, Big Tobacco and Big
Creators Syndicate
added Mar 5, 2015 17:34
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KILL THE BASTARD: THE MONEY BACKING THE OBAMACARE SUPREME COURT CASE

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) was founded in 1984, backed by tobacco companies and other corporate and foundation funders. It ran tobacco disinformation campaigns in the 1980s while the industry faced growing government regulation and private law
Washington Spectator
added Mar 5, 2015 11:14
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[Oregon] TODAY IN 2007: SCOTUS VACATES $79.5 MILLION PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARD AGAINST PHILIP MORRIS

In the end, the ruling didn’t change much: on remand, the Oregon Court of Appeals reinstated the original $79.5 million punitive damages judgment. Philip Morris appealed to the Supreme Court again, which responded by withdrawing its writ of certiorari –
Reuters
added Feb 21, 2015 10:19
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Bob Bauer’s Advice on Campaign Finance Reform: Aim Low, or Prepare to Get Sued

Former White House counsel Robert Bauer on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to aim low in crafting new rules for campaign contributions in the wake of a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down certain donation limits.
National Law Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 17:11
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[Washington] Tribal Cigarette Co. Takes Tobacco Fund Feud To High Court ($$)

King Mountain Tobacco Co. Inc. said that an 1855 treaty between the Yakama and the federal government bars the state from forcing it to pay into an escrow fund set up for cigarette manufacturers that...
Law360
added Feb 7, 2015 03:31
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[Florida] BANNON: Soliciting Donations Discredits the Judiciary

Judges themselves have also raised the alarm. In a survey of state judges, nearly half stated that they believed campaign contributions are influencing judicial decisions.
National Law Journal
added Jan 26, 2015 17:23
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[Florida] Fundraising Rule for Judicial Candidates Divides Justices

“One is the interest in free speech. The other one is the undeniable interest, because it’s essential to a stable democracy, of having a judiciary which avoids both the reality and the appearance of corrupt influence.”
National Law Journal
added Jan 21, 2015 17:35
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