judicial activism

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Citizens United as a Pivotal Event of 2010

Bob Monks discusses the impact of Citizens United as one of the defining events of 2010 December 29, 2010 | Citizens United , judicial activism , corporate speech , Corporate Power , Campaign Finance
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
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Does Citizens United Preempt State Law?

Bob Monks addresses the Citizens United v. FEC and suggests that the federal ruling preempts state corporation law. April 6, 2010 | Citizens United , corporation law , Corporate Power , Campaign Finance , judicial activism
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
Tuesday, January 1, 2008


How the CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the World's Greatest Wealth Machine -- And How to Get it Back.  Download the entire book below. See video interview about the book.    Become a fan on Facebook! January 1, 2008 | accountability , Corporate Power , corporation law , corporate speech , capitalism , self-regulation , ownership , judicial activism
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, September 17, 2013

Let’s Take Constitution Day Seriously

September 17 is Constitution Day in America; an ideal time to reflect on the challenges our Constitution faces today.    Two hundred and twenty six years ago, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the proposed Constitution and left Independence Hall. Outside, a passerby asked a delegate, Ben Franklin,… September 17, 2013 | Citizens United , Campaign Finance , judicial activism , Corporate Power , corporate speech
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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