Friday, April 29, 2011

Supreme Court 5-4 Approves AT&T Phone Contracts No Class Action Suits Allowed

Tags: Corporate Supreme Court Allows AT&T Forbid Class Action Suits from Customers Essentially Eliminates All Class Action Suits Even Deadly New Drugs?

This corrupt Decision by the corporate Supreme Court will have Devastating Consequences for Consumer’s Civil Rights and Consumer Protection. These results should have been anticipated if Senators in the Judiciary Committee and the Senate got enough Democrats to join in the approval of Roberts and Alito, two well known Corporate Judges who unfairly stacked the odds against lawsuits of consumers against Consumers.

Even on the Supreme Court, Justice Alito is still giving the corporate side suggestions to make their arguments stronger as recently heard on a voice transcript on The both said under oath that they will not be inclined to change long held Precedents in Supreme Court decisions. They have done this time after time and in the Citizen United case which had 100 years of support by the Supreme Court where money given for elections can be limited.

In a recent program, Rachel Maddow, , compared the Democrats verses Republicans money for ads to oppose or support the House bill that is designed to destroy Medicare and Medicaid in five years and increasing the cost to Seniors by $6,000 by providing inadequate vouchers to pay for senior healthcare proposed by the Republicans. I don’t recall the exact numbers, but the secret Republican money used in the ads supporting their bill so far about $700,000 verses about $100,000 for poorer people ads which have to be disclosed.

Now you could go to Google, TV networks, and blogs supporting the Republican proposal. Today Bloomberg had the gall to completely distort what is really happening. Even MSNBC where reporters were forced to say what they did not believe from their expressions when they said that strong support for the Republican budget bill at the meetings.

Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, and others in the commentary part showed video that shows the opposite where senior are really angry and know the facts! Today I looked up how much propaganda and lies about Rachel Maddow appeared on a Google search. All sorts of websites on the most popular list are lying or distorting how many people are watching Rachel and Ed Schultz. Reliable sources show that record audiences are now being achieved approaching the most popular FOX show. They are also comparing news analysis shows with entertainment shows on CNN. It is sickening.

The consequence of the Supreme Court unconstitutionally stopping the Florida State Supreme Court recount of the extremely close election after Gore’s 5 percent normally very accurate exit poll count which is within one percent or less from the final count.

The crooked court violated the Tenth Amendment which stipulates “The powers not delegated to the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Supreme Court Justice Scalia knew when he ordered the stopping of the recount that it was illegal when he used the equal rights Section I. Fifteenth Amendment which says “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

Every state in the Union runs elections in a similar manner so Justice Scalia said this decision applies only to Florida and we will not put this in print to define a law or apply a decision that applies to any other state!

Gore won the election, but did not become President, and I supported him and a Democratic House member even though I normally always voted Republican in the past. That is how bad Bush was for our country. We should impeach the Supreme Court justices for lying under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee. This includes Roberts and Alito and impeach Scalia for violating the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. Court rules should make recusal for conflicts of interest mandatory. It’s common sense.

George W. Bush’s previous history in Texas as CEO of failed oil companies and the way he unlawfully acquired land by removing Latino home owners to expand his ball park showed his penchant to use power, legal or not, to do what he wants. This proved to be correct.

Jim Kawakami, April 29, 2011,

Corporate Supreme Court Justices Approves AT&T Phone Contract Including No Class Action Suits Requirement for Customers, David Arkush, Director Public Citizen Congress Watch Division, Huffington Post, April 28, 2011, On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court sided with AT&T in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion -- a decision with devastating consequences for consumer protection and civil rights. In essence, AT&T asked the court to allow it to use the fine print of contracts to eliminate class actions, a practice that flouts the laws of 20 states. In a 5-4 decision, the court granted AT&T's request.

The case's potential impact is breathtaking. Corporations can now prevent consumers and small business owners from exercising what is often their only real option for challenging companies that defraud them by millions or even billions of dollars: banding together to file class action lawsuits. The case could be equally devastating to millions of non-union employees, who need class actions to challenge systemic discrimination by their employers. The Supreme Court has given major corporations the green light to engage in nearly limitless wrongdoing against others, so long as they do it in relatively small dollar amounts, which ensures that no one can afford to challenge the misconduct without a class action.

A sudden demise of class actions will shock the markets and the legal system. It will dramatically increase the market power of major corporations over ordinary Americans and small business owners, who are already outmatched. Innumerable laws that protect the public will become irrelevant because few people can enforce them. …

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