A protest of Corporate Personhood with informational picketing will be held on Friday at the Federal Courthouse. All interested supporters are invited to attend. Bring your own signs or hold one of ours!
The occasion for this event is the 127th anniversary of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad Corp., 118 U.S. 394 (1886). This was the very first published decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which it was announced that corporations (as opposed to natural persons) have constitutional rights under the 14th amendment to the United States Constitution. This case led to a long line of cases which further expanded the constitutional rights of corporations, leading up to the recent case of Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission, in which the court held that corporations have a constitutional right to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections.
For additional information about this event, contact Beverly Churchill, at (907) 243-7763.
Corner of 7th and C Streets Northwest entrance
Anchorage, AK 99501
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