"Citizens Derided: Corporate Politics & Religion in the Roberts Court"

Date: 

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Jamin Raskin Darrin Spann
Jamin Raskin,
Professor, American University,
Washington College of Law &
Maryland State Senator

Introduction by 
Darrin Spann, Assistant Director of AFSCME Council 13 in Pennsylvania 

Opening Remarks by Professor Jamin B. Raskin: 
"In 2010, in the 5-4 Citizens United decision, the conservative majority on the Roberts Court broke from government 'of the people, by the people, and for the people,' and gave us a constitutional blueprint for government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations. It held that for-profit corporations have the right to spend unlimited sums—million or billions of dollars-- promoting or disparaging candidates for public office."

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