Unequal Justice: How the 1% Court Has Limited Your Rights

Yesterday, the Alliance for Justice (AFJ) debuted their new documentary “Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court.” This short film showcases three significant U.S. Supreme Court cases that protect corporations at the cost of limiting the constitutional rights of Americans: Wal-Mart v. Dukes, Citizens United v. FEC and Pilva v. Mensing

“Unequal Justice” showcases compelling stories of the corporate court and how it is limiting the rights of real Americans to seek justice.  

 One story the film highlights is middle schooler Camille Baruch. When she began taking Isotretinoin for her acne, she had no idea she was taking the generic version of Acutane.  Nor was she aware that it would forever change her life. 

A result of the medication, Camille spent many months in extreme pain and was finally diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Her symptoms were uncontrollable and spread throughout her large intestine. Unfortunately, the doctors were forced to remove her colon. All total over two years, Camille suffered through six surgeries. 

Now 18, Camille will spend the rest of her life dependent on a collection of medications. Another astounding fact: as a result of the Mensing decision Camille has no access to the courts. Because she took a generic drug and not the brand name, she is not able to find justice even after everything the drug did to her. For the rest of Camille’s life, she must personally finance the many medications she now takes just to live.  

“Unequal Justice” is a disturbing and powerful condemnation of the corporate court in America- and just what it could mean to you.