The Powell Memo

The Powell Memoradum, p. 1 to p. 34

The Powell Memo (also known as the Powell Manifesto)

In 1971, Lewis F. Powell, then a corporate lawyer and member of the boards of 11 corporations, wrote a memo to his friend Eugene Sydnor, Jr., the Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The memorandum was dated August 23, 1971, two months prior to Powell’s nomination by President Nixon to the U.S. Supreme Court.

It was leaked to Jack Anderson, a liberal syndicated columnist, when he cited it as reason to doubt Powell’s legal objectivity.

“[…] Powell might use his position on the Supreme Court to put his ideas into practice… in behalf of business interests.” Jack  Anderson

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Four decades of corporate pressure have transformed America. Tax rates on corporations and the wealthy have nosedived. Lawmakers have “deregulated” corporations in one sector after another. Unions, across wide swatches of the private sector, have disappeared. The United States has become, with all these changes, a far more unequal place.

Confidential Memorandum:
Attack of American Free Enterprise System
Date: August 23, 1971
T0: Mr. Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., Chairman, Education Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
From: Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/personality/sources_document13.html

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