Category: Corporate Abuse of Power

Free Speech For People Proposes Comprehensive Model Legislation to Hold Social Media Giants Accountable and Protect Personal Privacy 

A uniquely bold and comprehensive proposal, The Digital Accountability Act seeks to hold social media companies accountable for amplifying dangerous disinformation and threats of violence. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2021) – The public interest organization Free Speech For People announced today the introduction of the Digital Accountability Act, a uniquely bold and comprehensive proposal to
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FSFP Legal Director Submits Written Testimony To Support AB 20, The Corporate-Free Elections Act in California

Ron Fein, the Legal Director of Free Speech For People, submitted testimony in support of AB 20, the Corporate-Free Elections Act in California.  “I am the Legal Director of Free Speech For People, a national non-partisan nonprofit organization, that works to renew our democracy and to limit the influence of money in our elections. I
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FSFP Joins Coalition Of Non-Profit Organizations In Campaign To Stop Hate And Disinformation on Facebook.

FSFP recently signed on to a letter urging Facebook to take action against hate and disinformation on its platform. The #StopHateForProfit campaign, led by a coalition of non-profit organizations, is calling on businesses to boycott advertisements on Facebook until the company takes specific steps to stop the promotion of “hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence.”
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Corporations, the Constitution, and Democracy

Free Speech For People and Loyola Law School invite you to attend a special symposium Friday, November 20, 2015 12:00pm – 4:30pm Robinson Courtroom, Loyola Law School, 919 Albany St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 “The Future of Corporate Constitutional Rights Litigation and Theory” 12pm – 1:10 pm Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Irvine School of LawMargaret M. Blair,
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CORPORATIONS, THE CONSTITUTION, AND DEMOCRACY

Please join us for an all-day legal symposium at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, which will include scholars from across the country to discuss new scholarship and legal arguments challenging the doctrines underlying the Citizens United  ruling and to advance a new jurisprudence in defense of our democracy.* Friday, November 20 9:00am-4:30pm Your RSVP is requested.
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Advancing a New Jurisprudence for American Self-Government and Democracy

                  A legal symposium co-sponsored by Harvard Law School and Free Speech For People November 7, 2014 Symposium Participants Mark Alexander, Seton Hall Law John Bonifaz, Free Speech For People Ben Clements, Free Speech For People Jeff Clements, Free Speech For People John Coates, Harvard Law School Caroline Mala Corbin, University of
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Free Speech For People Joins In Filing Appeal Brief In Noel v. Board of Election Commissioners

Free Speech For People joined the legal team defending the Take Back St. Louis ballot initiative campaign. This ballot initiative, which would amend the city charter of St. Louis (Missouri) to prevent the city from granting tax breaks to fossil fuel and nuclear mining companies, was challenged in court before the ballots were printed. At the preliminary injunction stage, the judge (citing Citizens United) found that the initiative would violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, as well as state law.
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Our Model Corporate Charter Revocation Act

What is corporate charter revocation? Corporations are created by state law when the state government issues a corporate charter. A corporate charter provides special benefits that are not available to citizens, such as limited liability and perpetual life. In general, grant of these privileges through a corporate charter serves the public interest because corporations promote
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