Posts Tagged: Citizens United

Confusing Metaphor with Reality

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In her scathing piece for Slate about Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Dahlia Lithwick compares the Supreme Court’s actions to those of the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, saying that they turned “a corporation into a real live boy.” Lithwick doesn’t try to peer into the future (like Greg Palast does), but she does highlight what is, to me, the most important issue in this case, and in any case involving corporations–their legal personhood.

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Expression So Vile

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The First Amendment case that’s getting most of the attention this year involves Citizens United and political speech by corporations, in large part because most court watchers believe that the Court’s conservative majority is going to overturn almost a century’s worth of precedent when it returns its decision.

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