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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of the 1%, Immediate Response in Palo Alto
by Peninsula Correspondent
Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2014 10:08 PM
Top Photo: Al Mite TeDollar and a Supreme Court Justice shake hands as Al proffers cigars in mock celebration. In the center Sally Lieber, former Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly, stands by ready to speak at today's protest in front of Palo Alto's City Hall. A crowd gathered to demonstrate against the Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v Federal Elections Commission. The decision ruled in favor of the 1%, another blow to democracy.

This morning the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Shaun McCutcheon et al in McCutcheon v Federal Elections Commission. The ruling clears the way for even more private money to enter the electoral system.

One SF Peninsula protester said, "If you thought Citizen's United was selling our democracy down the money pit, check out the McCutcheon Vs. FEC. ruling handed down today!"

Sally Lieber, former Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly, Nancy Neff of the CA Clean Money Campaign, and others spoke in front of Palo Alto's City Hall. Al Mite TeDollar and a Supreme Court Justice shook hands as Al proffered cigars in mock celebration. Speakers in Palo Alto's King Hall Plaza said that the Court's ruling in favor of McCutcheon today is a giant blow to our electoral system. The event was organized by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.
§Demand Democracy!
by Peninsula Correspondent Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2014 10:08 PM

§Brian, Marnie, and Ann say...
by Peninsula Correspondent Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2014 10:08 PM

Elections not Auctions!
§Cameras ready
by Peninsula Correspondent Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2014 10:08 PM

§Been here before...
by Peninsula Correspondent Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2014 10:08 PM

... on many occasions.
§Cigar, anyone?
by Peninsula Correspondent Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2014 10:08 PM

The top 1% are celebrating.