Demonstrators are planning to “occupy” courthouses in cities across the country on Friday, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in a show of protest against the two-year anniversary of the controversial Citizens United ruling.
In the nation’s capitol, demonstrators dressed up as Supreme Court justices are scheduled to perform and dance to songs by “The Supremes” and hold a photo-op a little before noon, and various activists are scheduled to speak near the Supreme Court throughout the day.
“Why the courts? Because frankly folks, that’s the scene of the crime,” said David Cobb, an organizer of Friday’s protests. “Corporate personhood and money equals political speech are court-created doctrines. We the people never decided it; our elected representatives didn’t decide it; ordinary people like me and you never decided it. The court created these doctrines and it’s going to take a movement to overturn it.”