Corporations as people, cont’d

by Walter Olson on June 18, 2013

“Attention, liberals: The ACLU wouldn’t be able to sue the NSA if it weren’t for Citizens United.” [Wendy Kaminer, The Atlantic]

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1 David Schwartz 06.20.13 at 12:43 pm

While the article is correct, the tagline under it and the summary above are incorrect. That organizations like the ACLU had first and fifth amendment rights was well established long before Citizens United. The ACLU would not be able to sue the NSA if the People’s Rights Amendment passes. But Citizens United was about the scope of corporations first amendment rights, not about whether they should exist. Whichever way Citizens United had come out, the NSA’s lawsuit would not have been impacted.

2 Walter Olson 06.20.13 at 12:45 pm

Good point.

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