Elizabeth Warren Slams Supreme Court As ‘Subsidiary Of Big Business’

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September 9, 2013 3:45 a.m.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) slammed the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday as being too right-wing in serving the interests of corporate America.

Warren warned union leaders at the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles of a “corporate capture of the federal courts,” citing an academic study that counted the five conservative-minded Supreme Court justices among the “top 10 most pro-corporate justices in half a century,” according to Politico.

“You follow this pro-corporate trend to its logical conclusion, and sooner or later you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of big business,” she said, as quoted by Politico. 

The Massachusetts Democrat also struck a chord with labor by voicing skepticism about upcoming trade deals and criticizing Wall Street for throwing “everything they’ve got” against banking regulation.

“Ah, if we could only clone her,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said after Warren concluded her remarks, as quoted by Politico.

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