From Popular Resistance:
On the anniversary of the Citizens United
decision the US Supreme Court was interrupted by a series of protests
decrying the corruption of government made worse by the decision.
staged a rare protest inside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday,
shouting denunciations on the fifth anniversary of a ruling that lifted
limits on corporate spending in elections as police rushed to corral
them, knocking over chairs and causing a ruckus in the normally staid
While the protests were ongoing they
report “Chief Justice John Roberts tried to begin business but kept
being interrupted by shouts.” The New York Times described the protests reporting:
disruption came shortly after the justices took their seats on the
bench at 10 a.m., when a woman rose in the back of the courtroom and
yelled, “Overturn Citizens United.” She was hustled from the room. It
was the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling, which allowed unlimited political spending by corporations and unions.
Justice John G. Roberts Jr. seemed to take the protest in stride. “Our
second order of business this morning …” he started to say, but he was
interrupted as a second protester rose, followed, one by one, by five
“One person, one vote,” one said.
“We are the 99 percent,” said another.