It’s Time to End Corporate Personhood

Wednesday, 07 December 2011(from Nation of Change) L.A. and Occupy L.A. Agree: It’s Time to End Corporate Personhood
Brooke Jarvis, News Analysis: So what’s the issue that unites the occupiers and the city they’re occupying? Corporate personhood, the legal concept that underpins rulings like the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v the Federal Election Commission, means that corporations are considered people under the law, with the constitutional right of free speech. Since the courts have also defined money as speech, the upshot is that corporations are empowered to spend unlimited amounts of money trying to influence the political process.

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