SCOTUS and Far-Right Dark Money

Judge Barrett’s selection may prove to be a big win for the base of Trump’s party — and by “base,” I do not refer to the people who wear MAGA hats and risk their lives at Covid-19 super-spreader rallies. The real base: corporate powers who hide in the shadows and have nothing but contempt for those MAGA folks.

Those shadowy corporate interests are the winners in the Barrett selection. Judge Barrett could form a phalanx of Federalist icons that includes Roberts and Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh. Together they will have the power to make corporate interests even more dominant. The rest of us will simply be their handmaidens.‘- CNN Social Commentary

As long as we allow the far right to define the conversation, the real issues we face will be dismissed. My question is how do we the people handle a Supreme Court that is loaded with people obligated to far-right dark money? A white supremacist equivalent of the Italian mafia in positions of judicial power will make laws to suit themselves and protect their cronies.

Is a country controlled by a corrupt 1% of the population what we want?

If we want a country whose laws are intended to safeguard the well-being of all its people, how do we handle those who are obliged to masters who are intent on abusing our judicial system?

What safeguards are built into our political system that can help ordinary citizens seek justice when their judicial and and law-enforcement personnel have themselves been terrorized and corrupted?


During confirmation hearings this week for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island opted not to ask the judge any questions. Instead, he gave a 30-minute presentation on how right-wing groups, including the Federalist Society and Judicial Crisis Network, use dark money to shape the nation’s judiciary.

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2 thoughts on “SCOTUS and Far-Right Dark Money

  1. The shear quantity of money that the right wing throws at the Supreme Court should be sufficient to prove they don not see it as an apolitical institution, and that should be the end of all the rhetoric about Judicial Restraint.


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