Steep Climb: Fiery Warren Slams SCOTUS as Right-Wing Subsidiary of Big Business

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Abby Zimet

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren opened the AFL-CIO’s national convention by denouncing a “corporate capture of the federal courts” that has led to the most right-wing, pro-corporate Supreme Court in decades. Follow this trend to its logical conclusion, she noted, "and you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Business.” Warren also vowed to stand with "organized labor (which) has been there at every turn to fight on the behalf of the workers." We're with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: We need to clone her.

“From tax policy to retirement security, the voices of hard-working people get drowned out by powerful industries and well-financed front groups... The fight continues to rage, and the powerful interests continue to be guided by their age-old principle: ‘I’ve got mine, the rest of you are on your own.’”

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