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Historic Times: Larry Lessig calls for Constitutional Convention to fix our corrupt, broken government by TokyoTom

Lessig doesn' expressly say it, but we also need to rein in the "self-evident", "unalienable rights" of all corporations Actually, the last quip in the title are my words, not Lessig's. Last week, I noted Harvard law prof Lawrence...

#PoliticsInc: More on WHY #CorpSpeak is radical, nonsensical & dangerous judicial activism by TokyoTom

Below is another handy summary of my Constitutional arguments against #CorpSpeak and #politicsInc (Twiter hashtags, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with them), copied from another comment thread at Volokh Conspiracy . Readers should not forget...

Alice in Free Speech Wonderland: "Personal Corporatehood" as response to latest victory of corporations by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding posts on corporations and free speech , I invite others to read this semi-serious piece in Truthout that examines the implications of the United Citizens vs. FEC decision: " Personal Corporatehood: Coping With the Reason Divided...

Free speech 2: Finally, someone else - Larry Lessig - gets it on state-created corporations and speech! by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding post on speech and corporations , I highly recommend Lawrence Lessig `s insightful short piece, " The Principled and Pure Court? A Reply to Glenn Greenwald " (HuffPo, January 27). For those who haven`t seen it yet, I...

Supreme Court, others confused about "speech" because they ignore (1) that corporations are not themselves persons, but creatures of the state by TokyoTom

Further, virtually everyone has been ignoring (2) WHY it is that there is so much concern about corporations and their influence on (and vulnerability to) government: namely , states have allowed individuals (and now other corporations) to form separate...