Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Reactions to Citizens United Decision

Below are some of the best and relevant articles, videos, radio interviews (and, of course, to maintain sanity) satire I’ve come across on the Supreme Court ruling, Citizens United vs FEC expanding political free speech powers of corporations. In the next few days, I’ll forward a list of statements from organizations on the decision.

ACTION: Read, watch and listen to what interests you, share the list with others, and gather several human persons (corporate persons are not permitted!) together to discuss the issue. Go to for action ideas. If ambitious, plan a public program to let others know. For help planning an action, contact me at 330-928-2301 or

Also sign up on the Move to Amend Facebook page.


The new American crisis
Op Ed by Ben Manski February 8, 2010

Corporations have evidence to support their personhood
(a funny letter to editor) February 8, 2010

Amend Constitution, restore our citizenship
by Ben Manski & Lisa Graves Sunday, February 7, 2010

Senator Statements on Citizens United decision (including Sherrod Brown)

Today’s Judiciary Committee Hearing On Citizens United
by Bill Egnor Wednesday February 3, 2010

Pelosi Taps Task Force To Counter Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling
February 3, 2010

John Kerry: Amend The Constitution In Response To Citizens United Decision
February 2, 2010

Majority of Respondents Support Legislation That Would Regulate How Corporations Spend Money on Political Advertising
Feb 1, 2010

Citizens United Fallout Already Being Felt
An Ongoing Case Points Up Just How Dramatically The Court's Ruling Has Changed Judicial Thinking
by Eliza Newlin Carney February 1, 2010

Thank You Supreme Court
by Greg Coleridge January 29, 2010

Editorial Notebook: Hanging a ‘For Sale’ Sign Over the Judiciary
Published: January 29, 2010

The Supreme Coup
by Jim Hightower 27 January 2010

Commentary: Citizens United vs. FEC is an egregious exercise of judicial activism
by Thomas Mann January 26, 2010

Editorial: How Will the Citizens United Decision Affect Sustainable Business?
by Steve Puma January 26, 2010

Move to Amend radio interview of Ben Manski
Wisconsin Radio Network, January 25, 2010

Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction
by Chris Hedges January 25, 2010

Supreme Corp (Video)
John Oliver celebrates the Supreme Court decision to finally award corporations their long-denied rights.
Monday, January 25, 2010

The Supreme Court's Ruling: What Would Milton Friedman Say?
by Justin Fox January 25, 2010 |

Supreme Court ruling calls for a populist revolt
by E.J. Dionne Jr.
Monday, January 25, 2010

Money Grubbers: The Supreme Court kills campaign finance reform.
By Richard L. Hasen January 21, 2010
Are politicians failing our lobbyists?
The Onion (humor)

Murray Hill Incorporated is Running for Congress
Corporations are people too! (satire...or is it!?)

Challenges to Citizens United begin
Proposed changes in Constitution
by Lyle Denniston Sunday, January 24, 2010

Court's campaign finance decision a case of shoddy scholarship
by Ruth Marcus
Saturday, January 23, 2010

Keith Olbermann on "Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission”
January 22, 2010

Activists push to abolish ‘corporate personhood’ in wake of Supreme Court decision
January 22, 2010 (radio interview of David Cobb, Ben Manski and George Friday of Move to Amend)

Editorial: The Court’s Blow to Democracy
Published: January 21, 2010

The Pinocchio Project: Watching as the Supreme Court turns a corporation into a real live boy
By Dahlia Lithwick January 21, 2010

The Anatole France First Amendment of Citizens United
by Brenda Wright, Director of Democracy Program, Demos January 21 2010

Whose Rights?
A new Supreme Court decision promotes corporate rights at the expense of the rights of citizens. What happens when the legal structure itself stands in the way of democracy?
by Thomas Linzey, Mari Margil January 21, 2010

The Word – Let Freedom Ka-Ching (video)
Colbert Nation September 15, 2009

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