Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Calif Senate Votes to repeal Citizens United. (Free Speech should not be how much money you can pay.)

In a 23-11 vote on Monday, the California State Senate passed a resolution calling upon Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution and eliminate the notion that corporate money equals First-Amendment-protected speech.
The resolution, which explicitly calls upon Congress to convene a constitutional convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution, makes California the second state, along with Vermont, to seek a legislative reversal of 'corporate personhood' enshrined in the Citizens United decision.
The California resolution argues for corporate rights to be narrowly defined, noting that companies cannot vote in elections, and that money should not be treated as a proxy for that right to vote:

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