Supreme Court

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Supreme Court Power

"The law is what five judges on the Supreme Court say it is." Bob Monks discusses Citizens United and the power of the Supreme Court. July 26, 2010. August 12, 2010 | Citizens United , judicial activism , Supreme Court , corporate speech
Monday, August 17, 2009

Chief Justice Roberts: Judicial Activist for Corporate Power

Bob Monks and Peter Murray's essay about the Supreme Court choosing to re-hear the Citizens United v. F.E.C. court case and granting corporations expanded rights to contribute to political campaigns.  Often portrayed as a free speech  or First Amendment case, this case opened the way for increased corporation influence… August 17, 2009 | Citizens United , judicial activism , Supreme Court , Campaign Finance , corporate speech , Corporate Power
Sunday, March 1, 2009

Free Speech for Corporations

This Mark Magee cartoon points out the irony of granting corporations speech rights. March 1, 2009 | Citizens United , corporate speech , Campaign Finance , judicial activism , Supreme Court
Monday, November 5, 2007


Bob Monks talks about his book, Corpocracy.  University of Southern Maine, Portland, November 5, 2007.  (Transcript) November 5, 2007 | Corporate Power , CEO Pay , corporate governance , judicial activism , Supreme Court , corporation law
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Corporations Are Not People: A book to inspire a movement

Jeffrey Clements’ book, Corporations Are Not People, is an indispensable source of information and analysis on the present state of corporate power in America. What is particularly valuable is the cogent analysis of such a contradictory and dysfunctional conclusion.  It’s an indispensible source of the who/what/when in the Citizens United… May 21, 2013 | Citizens United , Book Review , corporate speech , Supreme Court
Friday, September 30, 2011

After ICGN: What Happens Now

I think the whole experience of delivering highly publicized speeches (my recent ICGN speech is here) to an entire constituency gives you the opportunity to ask a self-answering question. And the real question is, what is anybody going to do? What’s going to be different? Is anything going to be different?   … September 30, 2011 | Supreme Court , Corporate Power , institutional investors , capitalism , financial crisis
Friday, January 21, 2011

One Year Later: The Long Shadow of Citizens United

An anniversary Here we are one year out from the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United.  There are events marking the anniversary all over the country (see here) and C-SPAN is covering the event in Washington DC.  Is there a difference between political donations from people who have lots… January 21, 2011 | Campaign Finance , Citizens United , Corporate Power , judicial activism , Supreme Court , corporate speech
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