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Corporations Are Not People
". . . that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the Earth."
Author Archives: Jeff Clements
Visiting with the American Constitution Society in San Francisco recently, I talked about the rationale for the 28th Amendment campaign, the progress of the Democracy For All Amendment, among other things. Here’s my talk with links. Renewing American Democracy With … Continue reading
Delaware Chief Justice: Citizens United On A Collision Course With Conservative Corporate Legal Theory
Leo F. Strine, Jr., the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and well known corporate legal expert, has a piece on Citizens United in the latest Cornell Law Review (co-authored with Nicholas Walter). His conclusion: Citizens United is on a … Continue reading
January 21, 2015 On the 5th anniversary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, more than 100 Senators and Representatives introduced a Constitutional amendment that would overturn the decision. The Democracy For All Amendment restores the ability of Americans to enact … Continue reading
Massey Energy, the Delaware Attorney General, and the breakdown of corporate law and public responsibility – My new piece on Huffington Post.
September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the anniversary of the completion of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. I’ll be going to Washington to celebrate at the Communication Workers of America with the Democracy Initiative, the American Constitution Society, Free Speech For People and many … Continue reading
A Constitutional Amendment to reverse Citizens United and restore the freedom and right of the people to stop the destruction of American democracy by unlimited money of global corporations and the very few continued to make progress this week. In … Continue reading
With the demise of our right to know the “country of origin” of our food in the grocery store, I wrote this piece for Fox News about the shrinking rights of Americans when corporations are given new Constitutional rights. What’s … Continue reading
I have a piece in US News & World Report about the indispensable Constitutional amendment power through American history, and why we’re due for another round. Article V of the Constitution provides the Amendment mechanism. It is not easy: Approval … Continue reading