Author Archives: Ron Fein

“Corporations, the Constitution and Democracy” A Recap From Our Symposium With Loyola Law School

On Friday, November 20, Free Speech For People and Loyola Law School of Los Angeles hosted a full-day academic symposium on “Corporations, the Constitution, and Democracy.” With the invaluable assistance of Professor Elizabeth Pollman, the event brought together some of … More »

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BREAKING: DC Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Conflict Minerals Case

In August, two judges of the D.C. Circuit (over a strong dissent by Judge Srinivasan) issued an opinion holding that this corporate disclosure rule violates the freedom of speech of publicly traded corporations. With the full court’s denial of en banc rehearing, the D.C. Circuit leaves a dangerous precedent in place. More »

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Massachusetts Court Refuses to Strike Down Longstanding Ban on Corporate Political Contributions

A Massachusetts judge rejected a recent corporate challenge to the state’s longstanding ban on corporate political contributions to candidates, ruling that the corporate challenge “flies in the face of years of U.S. Supreme Court and U. S. Court of Appeals jurisprudence upholding such a ban.” More »

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End-of-summer Reflection: Money, Politics, Corporations, and the Constitution

It’s been a busy summer for those of us fighting in the courts against constitutional challenges by big money interests and corporations seeking to strike down laws on everything from campaign contribution limits to the minimum wage. We’ve seen some important victories and we have been reminded there’s still work to be done. More »

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