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America is facing a "dark money" crisis & the Supreme Court is about to make it worse
Thom plus logo Joe Biden must "pack the court"

Thanks to Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, the Supreme Court has become a menace, and only Congress and President Biden can fix it.

In 2010 conservatives on the Supreme Court, over the loud and clear objections of members of the moderate and liberal minority, doubled down on earlier suggestions that corporations are not "dead and soulless creations of the law," as one of America's first Supreme Court justices called them, but actually "persons" and, as such, have access to those rights we find in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Today's Supreme Court just chose to hear a new case that may radically expand those "corporate rights" by letting corporations conceal the people funding their actions in the political sphere.

Read more here.

-Thom
Tuesday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: We just hit 400,000 Americans dead from Covid. Do you know someone who died or is now disabled because of it? Share their story?
Plus, America is facing a "dark money" crisis & the Supreme Court is about to make it worse...Joe Biden must "pack the court"
Article: "US passes 400,000 coronavirus deaths" by Peter Sullivan.
Quote: "The Corporation itself is onely in abstracto, and resteth onely in intendment and consideration of the Law; for a Corporation aggregate of many is invisible, immortal, & resteth only in intendment and consideration of the Law; and therefore cannot have predecessor nor successor. They may not commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicate, for they have no souls, neither can they appear in person, but by Attorney. A Corporation aggregate of many cannot do fealty, for an invisible body cannot be in person, nor can swear, it is not subject to imbecilities, or death of the natural, body, and divers other cases." - Sir Edward Coke.
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976
Event: 19 Jan 5:30 p.m ET: "COVID-19 Victim Memorial Ceremony".
Article: "COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan" by Wikipedia.
Article: "COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand" by Wikipedia.
Article: "COVID-19 pandemic in Australia" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States" by John Eligon, Audra D. S. Burch, Dionne Searcey and Richard A. Oppel Jr.
Article: "New Deal" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Beer Hall Putsch" by Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Hour Two: How Authoritarians Turn Their Nations Into Their Own Private Property...
Article: "Louis XIV" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Xi Jinping" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Alexander Lukashenko" (Belarus) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Abdelaziz Bouteflika" (Algeria) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Hugo Chávez" (Venezuela) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Kim Jong-un" (North Korea) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Kim Jong-il" (North Korea) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Kim Il-sung" (North Korea) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Bashar al-Assad" (Syria) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Hafez al-Assad" (Syria) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Mohammed bin Salman" (Saudi Arabia) by Wikipedia.
Article: "François Duvalier" (Haiti) (Papa doc) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Jean-Claude Duvalier" (Haiti) (Baby doc) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Silvio Berlusconi" (Italy) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Augusto Pinochet" (Chile) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Donald Trump's Sons Killed Exotic Animals" by Marlow Stern.
Article: "Checkers speech" by Richard Nixon.
Article: "Inauguration of Jimmy Carter" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Trump prepares to offer clemency to more than 100 people in his final hours in office" by Carol D. Leonnig, Josh Dawsey and Rosalind S. Helderman.
Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 2 Section 2. "The President ... shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."
Article: "As banks retreat from fossil fuels, a Trump regulator says 'stop'" by Lorraine Woellert and Victoria Guida.
Article: "Basket of deplorables" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 1. "... The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish..."
Article: "Federal Constitutional Court" by Wikipedia.
Case: "Marbury v. Madison", 1803 (judicial review)
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make...."
Article: "Peter Thiel" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Tay (bot)" by Wikipedia.

Hour Three: If Trump Isn't Held Accountable... Will Sedition Become Normalized?
Article: "Cliven Bundy" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Charlottesville car attack" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Ryan C. Bundy" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Bundy to Biden: Stay away from my cattle" by Jennifer Yachnin.
Article: "Gerrymandering" by Wikipedia.
Clip: Phone conversation between President Lyndon Johnson and Sen. Everett Dirksen (R) 968. "Here's the latest information we've got... This is treason. ... "
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