Category: Corporate Abuse of Power

Attorney General, Delaware Courts Asked to Revoke Massey Energy’s Corporate Charter

ATTORNEY GENERAL, DELAWARE COURTS ASKED TO REVOKE MASSEY ENERGY’S CORPORATE CHARTER LETTER TO DELAWARE ATTORNEY GENERAL BEAU BIDEN FOLLOWS THE RELEASE OF INDEPENDENT REPORT ON THE UPPER BIG BRANCH MINE DISASTER FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE AND APPALACHIAN VOICES CITE REPORT FOR DESCRIBING ‘A SHOCKING CORPORATE CULTURE OF ILLEGALITY’ WILMINGTON, DELAWARE — In the wake of
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Justices Offer Receptive Ear to Business Interests

Almost 40 years ago, a Virginia lawyer named Lewis F. Powell Jr. warned that the nation’s free enterprise system was under attack. He urged the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to assemble “a highly competent staff of lawyers” and retain outside counsel “of national standing and reputation” to appear before the Supreme Court and advance the interests of American business.
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Supreme Court Takes Up Cases on Corporate Rights

The New York Times

Adam Liptak

WASHINGTON — Continuing to explore the limits of corporations’ constitutional rights, the Supreme Court on Tuesday added cases to its docket that will test the scope of companies’ rights to due process and privacy.

The new cases follow the court’s decision in January in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which ruled that corporations and unions have a First Amendment right to spend money in candidate elections.

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