SCOTUS: Corporate Purchase of Elections = 'Free Speech'


Freespeech for

"On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are entitled to spend unlimited funds in our elections. The First Amendment was never intended to protect corporations.

This cannot stand. Join our campaign to protest this decision. Protect our democracy! Free speech is for people — not corporations." is a campaign sponsored by Voter Action (, Public Citizen (, the Center for Corporate Policy (  and American Independent Business Alliance ( to restore the First Amendment's free speech guarantees for the people, and to preserve and promote democracy and self-government.  We are joined by a growing wave of people around the country.

Responses to the  Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission  Supreme Court Ruling

Read the Freespeech for  press release responding to the Supreme Court decision issued January 21, 2010.

Read the Freespeech for People constitutional  draft amendment.

Read the Supreme Court ruling.

Listen to press call on Supreme Court decision.

Read background articles  . . . Resources continue @ Read More


Jeff Clements, Citizens United v. FEC: Time for a Free Speech for People Amendment?, American Constitution Society Blog 

Steve Cobble, People = Corporations, Not., Huffington Post.

Is legalizing corporate electioneering "pro-business"?

Jeff Clements, Beyond Citizens United v. FEC: Re-Examining Corporate Rights American Constitution Society.

Jeff Clements, Making Democracy Work: Free Speech for People (PDF)

Jamin Raskin, Corporations Are Not People National Public Radio.

Jim Sleeper, Corporate Free Speech? Since When? Boston Globe.

The Rights of Corporations (editorial), New York Times.

Jess Bravin, Campaign Finance Ruling Looms, Wall Street Journal.

Monica Youn, Corporations Have No Business in Elections Los Angeles Times.


Jeff Clements

John Bonifaz

Transcript of arguments in Citizens United v. FEC, Sept. 9, 2009: PDF.

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