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Corporations are citizens?

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The Supreme Court's 2010 decision to allow corporations First Amendment rights.


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review by . December 14, 2010
I actually read the Supreme Court's opinions here (the opinion of the court, the concurrences, and the partial dissents).  I also read most of the Amicus briefs.  There is a lot of misinformation about this case.      Citizens United v. FEC addressed the question of independent corporate speech in the context of elections.  At issue was a portion of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act which banned "electioneering communications" by any corporation …
review by . February 01, 2010
The Supreme Court's recent decision to permit corporations a voice in elections makes a mockery of the First Amendment, the Constitution and the intentions of the Founding Fathers. The whole point of "We The People" was always to bring the power back to the individual, away from the monarchy and ruling classes, and this ruling flies in the face of not just common sense but the very fundamentals of this country.      I can imagine that this was argued as if somehow corporations …
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