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Corporate Personhood

Corporate Personhood in the Fast Lane: Jonathan Frieman, Citizen, Takes a Stand

Russ Baker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Russ Baker

What's the significance of "corporate personhood"? This bizarre concept makes it infinitely more difficult to prosecute individual corporate wrongdoers and makes it possible for corporations to continue to dominate American politics and election spending by invoking constitutional protections intended for "real" persons.

Amending the Constitution: Interview With Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Our conversation focussed on money in politics, corporate personhood, overturning Citizens United and the challenges of amending the constitution.

A Citizens United Wedding (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street held an (un-)holy matrimony of a real human being to a non-human corporate "person" to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Citizen's United, granting corporations equal rights as living things.

Paul Blumenthal

States Take A Stand Against Citizens United | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Colorado and Montana voters overwhelmingly stated their disapproval of the campaign finance climate that emerged in the wake of the S...

A Vote for Mitt Romney

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

So, if you're a fan of crony capitalism, if you trust Exxon, Goldman Sachs, KBR, Monsanto, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their crony kin to look after you, Mitt Romney and the Republicans is your kind of band.

Friday Talking Points -- Debate Questions I'd Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Here are questions I would ask the two candidates if I were the moderator of a presidential debate.

Corporations Angry Over People Insulting Their Profit

James Napoli | Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

Corporations the world over are trying to get to the bottom of disrespectful protests, blogs and videos that make a mockery of the profit they hold so dear.

A New Strategy to Fight Citizens United

Kent Greenfield | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Kent Greenfield

Instead of amending the constitution to weaken corporate "personhood," we should focus on changing corporations themselves so that overturning Citizens United would be unnecessary.

The Sage of Monticello Would Be Turning Over in his Grave

Jamin Raskin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

If Jefferson is going to be conscripted posthumously to any side in the debate over Citizens United, the Sage of Monticello belongs with the vast majority of Americans who reject the Court's decision to treat CEOs spending corporate money on political campaigns as a form of citizen speech.

The Temple Of Hercules Industries, Inc.

Michael Meyerson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Michael Meyerson

It was one thing for the Supreme Court to declare that private, for-profit corporations have a Constitutional right to speak. But recently, a Federal District Judge issued a ruling based on the premise that for-profit corporations also have the ability to exercise religious beliefs.

Citizen's Book Club: Why Isn't Our System Working?

Lex Paulson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

Moderates out, Tea Partiers in. Angst, ennui, depression. Has America always been like this? Or has something in our time gone seriously, uniquely wrong?

When the Tea Party Rules America

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

A portrait of America under Tea Party rule runs the risk of reading like dystopian science fiction. So be it. We should take the risk because a future Tea Party America would likely be such a dystopia, a place even tea partiers might fear to tread.

SF Board of Supervisors Put Corporate Personhood Measure on November Ballot

Helen Grieco | Posted 09.25.2012 | San Francisco
Helen Grieco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to place a measure on this November's ballot that will give voters the chance to demand a federal constitutional amendment that would authorize limits on political campaign contributions.

Chicago Could Be The Next City To Reject Citizens United, Corporate Personhood

Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman on Monday was set to officially unveil a new resolution opposing the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Elec...

Chicagoans vs. Corporate Campaign Cash

Dick Simpson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

Passing disclosure laws in Congress is hard and passing a Constitutional amendment is harder. But if we don't act, corporations and the wealthy will be happy to create the best government their money can buy.

'A Serious Threat': City Officials Take On Citizens United Ruling

Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.17.2012 | San Francisco

Legislators in San Francisco are taking aim at the role of corporations in American politics with a new bill that would make it official city policy t...

Of Comic Books and Personhood: Romney, the Riddler, and Citizens United?

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What if both sides of the coin had negative outcomes? The personhood concept has two bad sides: corporate and reproductive. It is a tossup which is more ludicrous and damaging.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Reverses Anti-Citizens United Ruling From Montana | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Montana's century-old limits on corporate political spending, putting an end to the state's...

Loving v. Leviticus

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Is it not curious that so many people who oppose government regulation of the actions of corporations simultaneously demand government regulation of the actions of our living corpus?

Corporate Personhood: How Far Does the Rabbit Hole Go?

Richard C. Leone | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

Will corporations get all the rights that personhood implies? It's hard to say; only one thing is certain, they won't have any trouble raising the money for campaigns to approve the corporate equality agenda, whatever it turns out to be.

Rescuing 'We, the People'

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Defenders of Citizens United and the corporate rights doctrine that underlies it must be getting nervous. Why else would George Will resort to arguing that the amendment I have introduced is "comparable" to condoning infanticide?

Matt Sledge

Montana Attorney General Race Rocked By Out-Of-State Corporate Donations In Wake Of Citizens United | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The Copper Kings once lorded over Montana, picking the state's governors and senators. The grip of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company was so tight tha...

Paul Blumenthal

'We ... have a monopoly on bribery in this country' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of Montana is ready to embrace its role as the primary opponent of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal ...

The Dumbest Show on Fox News Channel Ever

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.25.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

2012-04-25-Screenshot20120425at2.59.19PM.jpgIf Fox News was trying to create a show that would amplify the intellectual stature of the usually moronic Fox & Friends, they have totally succeeded with The Five.

Obama to Wall Street: This Is How You Thank Me?

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

If corporations are people, as the Republican majority on the Supreme Court says, then the defining trait of the modern corporate personality is ingratitude.