The People Have Spoken and the Election Results Reveal that the Interests of Big Corporations and their Money Have Limits
In 2010, the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission indicated that corporations could spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections for or against candidates.
As an experienced trial lawyer since 1979, I have spent my career fighting on behalf of victims against large corporation and insurance company interests. In many jurisdictions throughout the United States, corporations have attempted to stack the judiciary and political offices with individuals more aligned with their interests attempting to throw roadblocks in the way of injured victims. Super PACs contributed to various campaigns throughout the country that were closely aligned with their interests. Most of the big money flowed to conservative Super PACs who raised twice as much money as Democratic leaning Super PACs.
It is reported that $661 million dollars of this election cycle was brought in by Super PACs with $417 million going to conservative advocacy groups.
As a consumer safety attorney who has represented thousands of victims who have been injured by defective products or the wrongs of others, I have been aware for a long time that corporate interests and insurance companies have systematically and deliberately squeezed consumers by attempting to contribute to politicians and judges who would protect their interests.