Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Quote of the Day II: In Montana a Corporation Is Not a Person

“While, as a member of this Court, I am bound to follow Citizens United, I do not have to agree with the [U.S.] Supreme Court’s decision. And, to be absolutely clear, I do not agree with it. For starters, the notion that corporations are disadvantaged in the political realm is unbelievable. Indeed, it has astounded most Americans. The truth is that corporations wield enormous power in Congress and in state legislatures. It is hard to tell where government ends and corporate America begins: the transition is seamless and overlapping.”

--Montana Justice James C. Nelson, writing about a Montana Supreme Court decision taking issue with the Supreme Court's decision (Citizens United) saying a corporation is a person as far as voting rights are concerned. Story here.

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