[The corporate media have perhaps purposely failed to scrutinize the many anomalies surrounding the death of senior Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, calling commentators who’ve questioned the especially unusual circumstances surrounding his death “conspiracy theorists.” Yet there is no disputing the fact that several international and domestic political economic agendas will be hastened by Scalia’s removal from the highest court in the land.-JFT]
UPDATE: I wonder what Justice Scalia, a strict constitutionalist, thought about the TPP, the TTIP and their Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions? Because not only do these provisions undermine US law as it stands, but they also supersede the constitution and even rulings of the Supreme Court.
Obama and the leaders of 11 other nations signed the TPP earlier this month. Obama was granted Fast Track authority, but the corporate bill of rights passing as a “trade deal” will still have to be approved by the senate in an up or down vote. It will pass and Obama will sign it leaving just one obstacle: it will certainly be challenged in the Supreme Court on the grounds that it is not constitutional.
Scalia was apparently brought out to the ranch owned by a vulture capitalist to meet with 35 substantial business people shortly after Obama signed the TPP and Obama’s offering to take Scalia’s place is a pro-business neoliberal shill?