Smart Links 04 July 2012
Canada’s only land linked neighbour celebrates its independence today.
It is not a happy time in the United States with a struggling economy, divided politics, and culture that celebrates great inequality with little regard for giving all of its citizens a real chance to share in the country's opportunities.
The United States today is slipping into a dangerous narrative that its highest court has paved the way for Americans to believe that it lawmakers and by consequence its laws can be bought and sold.
The foundation of any sustainable society is a best in class judiciary and a political system divorced from wealth.
In the 236th year of the independence of the United States, that foundation is cracked.
Jill Lepore on the history of the Supreme Court, and its dangerous shift.
New Yorker – Benched
Originally, the Supreme Court of the United States met in a drafty room on the second floor of an old stone building called the Merchants’ Exchange, at the corner of Broad and Water Streets, in New York.
Quote worth quoting.
“If not only legislators but judges serve at the pleasure of lobbyists, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers. Law will be commerce. And money will be king.”
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