- Big $ politics, Citizens United protect incumbents, stifle choice. Texas Cong. races just 1 example opensecrets.org/states/cands.p… @OpenSecretsDC 33 minutes ago
Corporations Are Not People
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Author Archives: Jeff Clements
If You Believe In The American Promise, It Is Time To Act. African Americans are property. Women have no right to vote. Americans who favor an income tax violate the Constitution. Poll taxes may lock out millions of Americans from … Continue reading
Keeping the American Promise: Money, Free Speech & Democracy A public forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle and Acton Area
A couple of my recent op-eds challenge the “we’re not capable caucus” on the 28th Amendment: In Reuters, with Doris Kearns Goodwin, on the historical gravity – and opportunity- we face. And in The Hill, some reflections on a blind spot … Continue reading
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