"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court will weigh next week whether corporations can be sued in the United States for suspected complicity in human rights abuses abroad, in a case being closely watched by businesses concerned about long and costly litigation.
The case before the court pits the Obama administration and human rights advocates against large companies and foreign governments over allegations that Royal Dutch Shell Plc helped Nigeria crush oil exploration protests in the 1990s.
Administration attorneys and lawyers for the plaintiffs contend corporations can be held accountable in U.S. courts for committing or assisting foreign governments in torture, executions or other human rights abuses.
Attorneys for corporations argue that only individuals, such as company employees or managers involved in the abuse, can be sued, a position adopted by a U.S. appeals court in New York. Other courts ruled corporations can be held liable."
http://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-hea … c3QD;_ylv=
"Administration attorneys and lawyers for the plaintiffs contend corporations can be held accountable in U.S. courts for committing or assisting foreign governments in torture, executions or other human rights abuses."
Halliburton, DynCorp, Monsanto, - Oh wait, Obama's never shown any interest in those corporations and their crimes against humanity.
Since a corporation is treated with all the same rights as an individual in a court of law, I'd be interested to know how real human individuals who are implicated in these corporate 'endeavors' are singled out. The duplicity of the courts is mind boggling and infuriating.
Well the courts are complicit in the whole corporate personhood scam. I'm sure they were selected based on their stances, and knowing how they'd be expected to rule on such concepts from the git go.
Don't you know, 1 billion dollars is equal to one?
That's in lifestyle, quality of life...everything! We are all equal in Capitalism.
Funny though, that we don't follow the same laws. Wait, edit: Not subject to the law equally.
And what good is a system when you have that albatross?
It's funny, because Obama is torturing people using foreign governments
Bush was no different. Before the "patriot act" the feds just used the British Intelligence Agencies to spy on Americans.
Gotta start somewhere.
This will show whether corporations are people or not.
Cause if a person did this: they would def be charged and imprisoned...executed in some states.
It's a start...sorry if you don't like their target.
Oh their target is fine.
But why can't we prosecute banks? Don't banks generally make money on both sides of every conflict?
We could hang Evelyn De Rothschild on international tv like Saddam, who's probably nowhere near the trouble.
...but I'm never very hopeful on the global political stage...oh some bad guys might go to prison, but it'll only be selected "fall guys."...public sacrifices meant to encourage the slave classes into thinking that justice exists.
"Slave Classes". If it weren't so true it'd be funny. Keeping the public in a constant state of fear over one thing or another is what they do best. Lulling them into complacency by 'seeing justice served' is their second priority.
The wealth of the banker oligarchy tends to muddy every water...media, big corporations, politics...it's all totally related, those are just different arms on the same octopus.
And which corporations do you think Romney or Paul will go after?
Give me a break!
1 World Bank CEO Zoellick resigns
2 Anz Bank CFO Australia resigns
3 Nicaragua Central Bank Pres Rosales resigns
4 Credit Suisse Chief Joseph Tan resigns
5 GERMAN PRESIDENT Christian Ruff resigns
6 Royal Bank of Scotland Australian CEO Stephen Williams resigns
7 Kuwait Central Bank CEO resigns
8 Slovenia TWO largest Banks CEO's (2) resign
9 Bank of India CEO Chaturvedi resigns
10 Tamilnad Mercantile Bank CEO resigns
AND MORE NOT RESIGNING BUT FIRED, QUITS, OR SCANDAL
11 Arrests in Olympus Scandal Point to Widening Inquiry Into a Cover-Up
12 Bank feud: Chairman Giles quits VNB with other directors
13 Arrests made in Italy after discovery of $6 trillion in fake U.S. bonds
14 Four Priests Charged In Vatican Banking Scandal
15 Berlusconi could get five years
Something is going on.....we are not privvy to the secrets....but we are capable of intuiting. And I intuit something good.
Oh those resignations....so sad for the multi millionaires to have to resign....
Italy's big B! What a playa playa - he rolls through the hood like a BOSS!
You can't feel the change?
Don't slam me because I can.
Bad choice of word....did not feel slammed.
But their show is up for grabs now: no more secrets....day by day.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=NWO … FORM=VIRE5
They'd be smart to give up nicely.
This is interesting in light of the vid here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne … ution.html
Whoa! A plot to assassinate Putin?
and that call to consider assasinating Obama a few months ago.....
Mmmm, the Last Gasps of the Insane.
http://www.rferl.org/content/abkhaz_lea … 92048.html
Abkhaz Leader Escapes Assassination Attempt
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