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Intro: "Last year, Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and Gov. Scott Walker ally David Prosser cast the key vote in favor of a 'justice-for-sale' ethics rule written by two corporate lobbying groups. Thanks to Justice Prosser, his colleagues are not required to recuse themselves from cases involving one of their major campaign donors. Now, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), one of the lobbying groups that wrote the rule Prosser made into law, is rewarding him by raising 'unlimited and undisclosed' funds to keep Prosser on the state supreme court."

Justice David Prosser cast the key vote in favor of a 'justice-for-sale' ethics rule written by two corporate lobbying groups. (photo: Justin Connaher/fdlreporter)
Justice David Prosser cast the key vote in favor of a 'justice-for-sale' ethics rule written by two corporate lobbying groups. (photo: Justin Connaher/fdlreporter)

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+3 # Gary Ray Pierson 2011-03-27 05:20
Just had another thought.. How come we don't buy the judges and courts??? Total transparency or jail.. You pick. grp.
+2 # KittatinyHawk 2011-03-27 19:20
Never knew they could be bought outright. thought they had Ethical Outlooks on life, took Oaths? I must have been dreaming
+14 # Buckles 2011-03-27 08:47
My hope before this WW2 vet leaves this planet, our Unions once again are established and grow, to see the overthrow of some govenors through out the country. The overturn of the US supreme courts corporation ruling, also our states supreme court rids itself of the Prosser type and become for the people once again.
+11 # sark 2011-03-27 08:59
I think that part of all this spending is done to help mask what is done with the vote count. It is easier to explain a "close count" when you have poured millions into a campaign. The bottom line is that it is the electronic machines that count the vote and these machines are built and serviced by Republican supporting corporations. There is no way to protect the vote count as long as this is how we vote. Republicans are constantly ranting about voter fraud and the machines at election time but as law makers they only produce bills that make it difficult for the poor, elderly and minorities to vote. If Progressives and the Democratic Party don't start addressing this very real problem, nothing is going to change for the better. There will be some victories for the illusion of winning but the balance of power will remain with the Corporations and wealthy. Please, we must take back the elections and make sure that our votes are counted as cast because this is the foundation of our problem.
+9 # jcdav 2011-03-27 09:02
This vet hopes so too! Question is how do we get that result? I write to the papers (sometimes get published), participate in progressive causes, walk the talk, & it is difficult to fight cubic money...If the oppression & wealth migration continue we will have the perfect bananna republic..
+1 # KittatinyHawk 2011-03-27 19:23
Good for you. Too many just gripe and sit at home! I cannot tell yu how many phone calls, petitions, even Marches I have done in my life...would like to see the Gripers out there. what a great March if everyone came
+11 # BishopAndrew 2011-03-27 10:21
This is just the beginning! Remember it has not been that long ago when such brazen and inherently unconstitutiona l conduct was the rule rather than the exception. It took a Great Depression and a World War for this country to begin to actually implement the Bill of Rights but as the country sold its soul back to the great god of greed and self centeredness and to his dominions the corporations once again the worth of a person was made secondary to the value of money and laws were circumvented to facilitate such betrayal. Unless we as a people see that in community lies our strength not in the deification of the ego and that we have an inherent responsibility to that community and to the world around us unless this happens we all we perish. I have often wondered if the rich and their descendants believe they will be able to eat money, breathe money, and drink money on a completely poisoned planet!
+8 # angelfish 2011-03-27 11:13
I'm assuming that the word "Justice" is used facetiously here in reference to Mr. Prosser who has shown himself to be a Whore in every sense of the word. Now that Wisconsin's Judges can be bought and sold to the highest bidder, "Justice" has become a sick joke in Wisconsin. Well, as Wisconsinites have recently shown these Cretins currently "in power" , if there is NO Justice, there will certainly be NO peace!
+1 # KittatinyHawk 2011-03-27 19:26
It is not just Wisconsin. This has been going on for decades just not so blatantly.

Disgust for those who pretend to seek the truth thru Justice. Most are drunks because they have to live with their hypocrisy. their conscience died years ago on the Political Band Wagon
+11 # Regina 2011-03-27 12:16
This is no surprise. Now that the corporations own Congress and a number of legislatures, their next buy, logically, will be the courts, state and federal. They already seem to own 2/9 of the Supreme Court; they're getting enough payout from their investments to buy up more. Yes, I'm being sarcastic, but the germ of truth lurks not far below the surface.
0 # sark 2011-03-28 08:57
I think they own 4 or 5/9 of the Supreme Court. During the W Bush years there was a major push to stack the courts at all levels and since Obama took office there has been major obstruction in congress to filling judges positions.

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