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View Diary: Corporations are NOT People: Support my Constitutional Amendment to Repeal Citizens United (196 comments)

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  •  Badly drafted (7+ / 0-)

    1.  Citizens United did not turn on whether corporations are people (or persons or anything else).  It turned on the language of the 1st amendment that says "Congress shall make no law..."  So in a weighing of 1st amendment rights and this amendment, which would prevail?

    2.  The proposed amendment allows regulation of corporations, limited liability companies, and other "corporate entities."  By its terms, it would not allow regulation of unincorporated associations, trusts (including business trusts), partnerships, limited liablity partnerships, limited liablity limited partnerships, cooperatives, mutual insurance companies, ditch companies, etc., any of which could take the place of a corporation or LLC.

    "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

    by Old Left Good Left on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 05:22:22 PM PST

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    •  Good points. (1+ / 0-)
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      joe wobblie

      Frankly, one of the problems on our side is the lack of good lawyers. We need more people who can write solid, iron clad laws, not the kind that are easily circumvented by the, frankly, substantially better lawyers the right wing can afford.

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