The U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings, one blocking the sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the other striking down the key provision of Arizona's clean election law that was allowing the state to provide matching funds to political candidates, suggest that the court seems to be increasingly inclined to favor the big corporations and the wealthy over and against the vast majority of Americans.
The expected result will increasingly be that the average American workers, especially females, will have no opportunity to be treated fairly in the court system, especially when they work for a large corporation.
It could also mean that the only candidates for any political office in the future will be those whose campaigns have been supported by big corporations and the wealthy, who will expect pay-back for their investments.
It seems to be coming clearer and clearer that this country is becoming a country of "haves" and "have-nots." The majority of the people, increasingly, have less and less, and the few who control most of the country's wealth are increasingly controlling the government branches (including the U.S. justice system).
The Founding Fathers would be turning in their graves if they could see that the country that they founded, with a government of the people and by the people, is increasingly becoming a government of the rich and for the rich.
I don't think that was their intention on July 4, 1776.
Donald LaBranche, Lewiston