The big pharma corporation, Allergan, tried an ingenious way to put its patents where U.S. law couldn’t reach them.
BREAKING NEWS: A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas invalidated four Allergan patents associated with Restasis in a decision made on October 16, 2017.
“Sovereign immunity should not be treated as a monetizable commodity that can be purchased by private entities as part of a scheme to evade their legal responsibilities,” the judge wrote.
After Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, despite losing the popular vote by an astounding margin, there just wasn't a lot of cheering to be heard in Whoville. Trump is like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, with the notable exception that Trump doesn't have a heart, not even one ten sizes too small.
Our mission is to establish authentic, participatory democracy for all people, not corporations. Our first goal is to help build a diverse democracy movement capable of passing the We the People Amendment. The amendment abolishes corporate constitutional rights (corporate personhood) and money as free political speech.
If you're new to Move to Amend, or joining the growing resistance; if you want to do more, but don't know where to start, or if your #1 issue just hit a brick wall built by the corporatized state, we invite you to volunteer with Move to Amend, the Campaign to Legalize Democracy!
We are thrilled to announce that we have 29 co-sponsors on the We the People Amendment (HJR 48)!
Our strategic goal this year is to reach 35 co-sponsors, and we are well on our way!
We want to thank both our lead sponsor, Rep. Rick Nolan and our Move to Amend affiliates for their handiwork. Well done!
Of course we want to thank our first-time co-sponsors:
Rep. Alma Adams [NC-12],
Rep. Donald Beyer, Jr. [VA-8],
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [OR-1],
Rep. Eliot Engel [NY-16],
Rep. Derek Kilmer [WA-6],
Rep. Ro Khanna, [CA-17],
Rep. Donald Norcross [NJ-1],
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [DC-At Large],
Rep. Jamie Raskin [MD-8],
Rep. Jose Serrano [NY-15], and
Rep. Paul Tonko, Paul [NY-20]
Ithaca Now spoke with Victor Tiffany, the coordinator of Ithaca's Move to Amend affiliate. The group is planning a teach-in to educate others about the controversial Citizens' United case on Sunday, Mar. 3rd at the First Unitarian Church in Ithaca from 2-5 p.m.
How are corporations guaranteed rights under the Constitution?
To find out, the Ithaca chapter of the Move to Amend movement is hosting a teach-in from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Unitarian Society, located at 306 N. Aurora St.
In Endicott Friday night, speaker David Cobb of Move to Amend, spoke of the implications of The U.S.Supreme Court's "Citizen United" ruling.
In it, the high court decided that corporations may donate unlimited amounts of money to political candidates, as a form of free speech.
Cobb's organization wants the decision overturned: