Posts Tagged ‘precedent’

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German coalition deal sets no timetable to end glyphosate use

 

“We will with a systematic minimalisation strategy significantly restrict use of plant protection chemicals containing glyphosate, with the goal of fundamentally ending usage as fast as possible,” the draft deal to establish a new German coalition government said.

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We now all know where it started.

Where does it end?

Robot killer use defended by Dallas police: ‘No other option but detonate where suspect was’

Really?

The robots used by the US police come from the US military under a Defense Department program. Law enforcement agencies across the country have Packbot robots made by Endeavor Robotics, the Talon from QinetiQ and the MARCbot made by Exponent, the model used in Dallas.

A Pennsylvania judge rules corporations have no right to privacy (and fuck them too).  Unseals records of secret $750,000 payouts to families harmed by their water supplies being poisoned with fracking chemicals.  Bodes well for going after these corporate thugs.  Expect the corrupt feds to try and overturn it somehow.

Corporate personhood on the chopping block:

“Nothing in that jurisprudence indicates that that right [of privacy] is available to business entities.”

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“There are no men or woman defendants in the instant case; they are various business entities,” it wrote, saying business entities are created by the state and subject to laws, unlike people with natural rights. “In the absence of state law, business entities are nothing.” If businesses had natural rights like people, “the chattel would become the co-equal to its owners, the servant on par with its masters, the agent the peer of its principles, and the legal fabrication superior to the law that created and sustains it.”

The judge said the U.S. Constitution’s 14 th Amendment “use of the word “person’ that makes its protections applicable to business entities” does not apply to Pennsylvania’s constitution. “The exact opposite is derived from plan language of Article X of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

“Not only did our framers know how to employ the names of business entities when and where they wanted them” they used those words to subjugate business entities to the constitution,” the Court held. “The framers permitted the Commonwealth to revoke, amend, and repeal “[a]ll charters of private corporations’ and any “powers, duties or liabilities’ of corpoeations”

Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Fracking Industry: Corporations Not The Same As Persons With Privacy Rights

 

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