Sotomayor Issues Challenge to a Century of Corporate Law

In her maiden Supreme Court appearance last week, Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a provocative comment that probed the foundations of corporate law.

Corporations Are Not People

We should be as passionate in defense of popular government as Thomas Jefferson, who wrote in 1816: “I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance the laws of our country.”

Keep My Investments Out Of Politics

The Citizens United Supreme Court re-argument makes it plain: Long-standing laws that require corporations to pay for political expenditures through corporate PACs are under attack.

Eliminating Corporate Power Over Ballot Questions: Background and Resources for Change

Corporations wield immense Supreme Court-created power to defeat citizen ballot initiatives and referenda that are disfavored by company executives and increasingly, corporations are running their own initiative campaigns. Here is our comprehensive archive resources on the problem.

Corporate Power Over Ballot Questions: Archive of Older Cases

Corporations wield immense power to defeat citizen ballot initiatives and referenda that are disfavored by company executives and increasingly, corporations are running their own initiative campaigns. They’ve been at it for awhile, so we keep an archive of cases here (you’ll also find a link to current cases and analysis inside)