Corporations and People
Thursday is the deadline for Salt Lake City voters to cast their ballot on this question: is a corporation a person? It's a resolution proposed by Move to Amend, a national campaign that says our system of government is broken because of the money and power wielded by big business. Their aim is a constitutional amendment that says corporations are not people and that money isn't speech. So we're looking at the legal history of corporations and asking what role they should play in our civic life.
Adam Winkler, American Constitutional Law Scholar, UCLA, Citizens United: Battle over the Constitutional Rights of Corporations.
Paul Sherman, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice, "Money Isn't Speech" and "Corporations Aren't People." So What?
The deadline for Salt Lake City voters to submit their ballot on the opinion question is Thursday, September 26th. Those ballots may be returned in person to the City Recorder's office or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
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