Press Coverage

Corporations Aren't Persons

April 20, 2010

ON FEBRUARY 16, ABOUT 200 people gathered on the steps of the Wisconsin state capitol. “It’s fitting that we stand out in the cold,” said Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

“That’s where the Supreme Court has left us.”

Democracy Unlimited Responds to Supreme Court

February 25, 2010

ARCATA – “I am a patriotic and angry American,” said David Cobb, starting off Saturday’s meeting at Eighth Street’s Greenway Partners.  His anger comes in part from a Jan. 21 ruling by the Supreme Court which removed restrictions on corporate spending during national elections. He isn’t alone, a recent Washington Post/ABC Poll found eight out of 10 people polled shared his displeasure.

Fighting the Subversion of Our People's Sovereignty

February 24, 2010

As you've probably heard, corporations are now "people" — humanoids that are equivalent to you and me. This miraculous metamorphosis happened on Jan. 21. Accompanied by a blinding bolt of lightning, and a terrifying jolt of thunder, five Dr. Frankensteins on the Supreme Court threw a judicial switch that endowed these pulseless paper entities with the human right to speak politically.

Locals Look to Organize Movement to Abolish Corporate Personhood

February 23, 2010

A recent Supreme Court decision extending the rights of corporations has some locals and grassroots organizers concerned.

"There's a little buzz around the country about this Supreme Court decision," said Wes Brain of Southern Oregon Jobs for Justice, one of the organizers of a public meeting Thursday billed as a chance for Ashlanders to "join the movement to abolish corporate personhood" in the wake of the decision.

Move to Amend Sees "Pearl Harbor for American Democracy"

January 25, 2010
Last week’s controversial Supreme Court ruling has some calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Madison attorney Ben Manski says the decision, which is expected to allow corporate and union money to pour into political campaigns, was itself based on a precedent which gives corporations the same rights as individuals.
 
“This decision enshrines the rights of corporations above the rights of the people to govern ourselves,” says Manski. “The majority essentially decided that corporations have the same rights as flesh-and-blood human beings.”

On Pins and Needles Ahead of Citizens United

January 14, 2010

News conferences were scheduled and telephone briefings were penciled in, but Washington advocacy groups were disappointed yet again Wednesday: The Supreme Court did not issue its long-awaited decision on campaign finance laws.

 

This is a vigil of the kind to be found only in Washington. Legal groups, political parties and court-watchers have been waiting for months to learn whether the high court will uphold a ban on corporate spending on elections, or if instead it will open the gates to unlimited donations from well-financed companies and unions.

 

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