(EDITOR'S NOTE: The original title of this article was "Supreme Court Colludes with Monsanto" but let's be frank -- it's not collusion, it's just another corporate-govt criminal conspiracy.)
(May 21, 2013) It's no surprise. Michael Parenti calls America's High Court its "autocratic branch."
It's notoriously pro-business. It's longstanding. In Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railway (1886), it granted corporations legal personhood.
More recently, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes et al (June 2011), it denied longstanding sexual discrimination class action redress. It overruled a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision doing so.
In AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion (April 2011), it did so two months earlier. It blocked class action redress claiming fraud. The company's wireless subsidiary charged sales tax on cellphones it advertised as free. Two California courts rules for plaintiffs. The High Court overruled them.
In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled for money power over democratic governance.