Category: Corporate Abuse of Power

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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FSFP Filed An Amicus Brief in Grocery Manufacturers Association, et. al. v. William H. Sorrell, Attorney General

Free Speech For People has filed an amicus brief before the federal district court in Vermont in defense of Vermont’s recently-passed law requiring the labeling of food produced with genetic engineering. The law requires food sold in Vermont that was produced with genetic engineering to be labeled “produced with genetic engineering.” Major agribusiness and industrial
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FSFP FILES AN AMICUS BRIEF IN IFA V. SEATTLE

MINIMUM WAGE UNDER FIRE IN SEATTLELegal Advocacy Group Says Workers’ Rights Are At Stake SEATTLE, WA — Free Speech For People, a national non-profit legal advocacy and public education organization, is joining the defense of Seattle’s new “living wage” law, now under fire from the International Franchise Association, the National Restaurant Association, and other industry
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New Poll Shows 97% Want To End Corruption in Politics

According to new poll results from Represent.Us, 90% of respondents said they’d support a law that imposes tough new campaign finance laws. When “campaign finance” was changed to “corruption,” that figure rose to 97%, with 72% saying they would strongly support such laws.

Their poll results show that the issue is bi-partisan, with 82% of Democrats and 83% of Republicans saying reducing corruption is important.

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