Category Archives: Corporate Personhood

New York State Senate Considers Ban On Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending In State Elections

Following in the footsteps of Seattle and St. Petersburg, FL, the Democracy Preservation Act seeks to ban political contributions from foreign-influenced corporations in New York The New York State Senate is considering a bill that would ban foreign-influenced corporations from … More »

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Supreme Court Rejects Exxon’s Frivolous Appeal

Today the Supreme Court dealt a harsh blow to Exxon’s latest attempts to derail investigations into whether the company committed fraud by misleading consumers and investors about climate change. While the decision is unsurprising given the legal infirmity of Exxon’s … More »

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Constitutional Scholars Weigh in on Exxon’s Flawed First Amendment Claims

Exxon–the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company–has come under fire for the dramatic differences between the company’s internal knowledge and assessments of climate change versus how it has communicated that information to investors, consumers, and the public at … More »

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Contaminating the Courts: Fighting Back Against a Corporate Campaign to Attack the Environment

As Earth Day approaches, it’s time to take a look at an insidious attack on the environment that’s been spreading in recent years: a coordinated corporate campaign to undo protections for consumers and the environment by contaminating the courts with … More »

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Hears Argument in Key Campaign Finance Case

Massachusetts has prohibited business corporations from making political contributions since 1907. On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments in 126 Self Storage v. Sullivan, a challenge to the state’s longstanding ban. (In 2015, we wrote about … More »

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