Corporate Justice, and the Need for Church Courts

As noted in a series of New York Times articles (Part I, Part II, and Part III), the corporations have already created their own alternate legal system. From Part I of the article Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice:

On Page 5 of a credit card contract used by American Express, beneath an explainer on interest rates and late fees, past the details about annual membership, is a clause that most customers probably miss. If cardholders have a problem with their account, American Express explains, the company “may elect to resolve any claim by individual arbitration.”

Those nine words are at the center of a far-reaching power play orchestrated by American corporations, an investigation by The New York Times has found.

The three-part article continues to outline the corporate drive to deny people their day in court. This has already been set in stone by the Supreme Court, which is unlikely to change its tune now.

For one thing, the current Chief Justice helped to start up the practice in the first place:

More than a decade in the making, the move to block class actions was engineered by a Wall Street-led coalition of credit card companies and retailers, according to interviews with coalition members and court records. Strategizing from law offices on Park Avenue and in Washington, members of the group came up with a plan to insulate themselves from the costly lawsuits. Their work culminated in two Supreme Court rulings, in 2011 and 2013, that enshrined the use of class-action bans in contracts. The decisions drew little attention outside legal circles, even though they upended decades of jurisprudence put in place to protect consumers and employees.

One of the players behind the scenes, The Times found, was John G. Roberts Jr., who as a private lawyer representing Discover Bank unsuccessfully petitioned the Supreme Court to hear a case involving class-action bans. By the time the Supreme Court handed down its favorable decisions, he was the chief justice.

Corporations said that class actions were not needed because arbitration enabled individuals to resolve their grievances easily. But court and arbitration records show the opposite has happened: Once blocked from going to court as a group, most people dropped their claims entirely.

As

  1. the United States primarily exists to shelter the banks & major corporations (none of whom are interested in recognizing an authority above that of the government they own and run, by the way); and
  2. The fragmentation of law and authority is the most likely scenario going forward, especially after the Great Default bankrupts and discredits political authority;

it is up to godly men, rooted in Biblical Law, to once again re-establish justice in their towns and counties. This is quite difficult presently, so the focus will be in education, raising awareness, and in practicing the application of Biblical case law in local/minor disputes.

But as the Empire of Corporate Compassion fades into history, there will be numerous opportunities for courageous men of God to again insure justice and liberty that meets God’s standards (as opposed to Marxist, Statist, and/or Corporate goals).

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