What Shall Corporations Overcome?

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

A UCLA law professor avers that they do indeed have civil rights. “The movement and struggle to win rights for corporations,” UCLA Law School Professor Adam Winkler claims, is “one of the least well-known yet most successful civil rights movements in American history.”

“An important chapter in that history came in 2010, when the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to keep corporations from spending money on political ads right before an election,” Paul Detrick writes on the Reason.com blog. “Many liberal advocacy groups were outraged over Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.”

“Last year, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D–N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D–N.M.) introduced a constitutional amendment that would overturn the decision.” Winkler is the author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights.