Conservatives are taking their message to the nation’s highest court in the form of a petition seeking the nomination of an eminent domain attorney.
The petition, titled “A petition to the Supreme Court of the United States of America,” was filed with the court by a former Republican senator from California, and it seeks the appointment of a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
It says that eminent domain is used for private gain, often to benefit corporations that do not have any property of their own, such as an office building, a factory, a warehouse, a parking garage or a school, the U-shaped building or any other building used for a commercial purpose.
The Supreme Court’s decision in the 2008 Citizens United case will determine how much power corporations have to spend in politics.
If it rules in favor of the wealthy, it could have a huge impact on how corporations are financed.