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Some Court Decisions Should Be Criticized — Even if the Chief Justice is Within Earshot.

President Obama made a big mistake in his State of the Union according to the view suggested by “Justices Will Prevail,” an op-ed by former Clinton speechwriter, screenwriter, and author Jeff Shesol. With the Justices in attendance, the President criticized a recent and unprecedented Supreme Court decision that allowed corporate officers to use corporate treasury funds to oppose or support political candidates. The decision lets a few corporate executives use vast corporate resources (other people’s money) to support those who favor their views and oppose those who do not. The decision threatens to hugely alter the political landscape and vastly to increase already excessive corporate influence. Read the full story »