Good Idea/Bad Idea: Occupy The (Supreme) Courts

occupy the courts Good Idea/Bad Idea: Occupy The (Supreme) Courts

This whole courtroom is out of order!

Well if Rick Santorum can tie for first place in Iowa, we guess anything is possible. Like a mega-move comeback from an Occupy Wall Street solidarity faction, which has sent out a press release for January 20th’s “Occupy the Courts” day. No, that’s not what happens when everyone with DATS show up and pleads not guilty. It’s a Supreme Court sit-in!


Press release below. Warning: May include phrases like “Cornel West” “personhood rights” and “Corporations are NOT people!” (Which…obviously! That’s why they never get arrested!)

Inspired by our friends at Occupy Wall Street, and Dr. Cornel West, Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision!

Occupy the Courts will be a one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012.

Move to Amend volunteers across the USA will lead the charge on the judiciary which created — and continues to expand — corporate personhood rights.

Americans across the country are on the march, and they are marching OUR way. They carry signs that say, “Corporations are NOT people! Money is NOT Speech!” And they are chanting those truths at the top of their lungs! The time has come to make these truths evident to the courts.

If you’re interested in participating at a courthouse near you (and honestly, what else are you doing this Friday), the site has an interactive map. Check it out, and don’t forget to show up in a red velour suit and tell Sonia Sotomayor I wore this ridiculous thing for you!” (Judges love a good My Cousin Vinny reference.)


  1. Anonymous says:

    The average American’s vote is just a commodity now to be bought and sold between the wealthiest individuals and for profit corporations rather than a citizen’s support for politicians that work to bring reform and implement policy that benefits and protects the American worker and the national interest.

    The 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United verdict gave corporations and wealthy individuals the freedom to contribute money without limits to Super PACs, Political Action Committees (PAC), and without immediate disclosure. That’s the problem.