Wednesday, April 20 at Noon
Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
55 West 12th Avenue
Santa Clara and the 14th Amendment: john a. powell, Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties at the Moritz College of Law, and executive director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Corporate power and elections: Jennifer Brunner, attorney at Brunner Quinn and former Ohio Secretary of State
Corporate power and taxation: Wendy Patton, Senior Associate, Policy Matters Ohio
Corporate power and privatization: Stephen Menendian, Attorney/Senior Legal Research Associate, Kirwan Institute
Moderator: Greg Coleridge, Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee
THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsored by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University
The Citizens United vs FEC Supreme Court decision in 2010 was NOT the first time the high court ruled that corporations possessed the same constitutional rights (called “corporate personhood”) as human persons . The court has made numerous decisions over the decades establishing and expanding corporate personhood. It began 125 years ago on May 10, 1886 in the Santa Clara vs Southern Pacific RR decision when corporations were granted 14th Amendment equal protection rights. The 14th Amendment was intended to provide equal protection and due process rights solely to freed slaves.
Attend this important forum to learn about what happened, how it happened, the impact of the Santa Clara ruling, and current initiatives in response to expanding corporate constitutional rights.
THIS EVENT IS ONE OF SEVERAL ACROSS THE COUNTRY OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO MARK THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SANTA CLARA DECISION.