Monthly Archives: March 2017

REAL Democracy History Calendar – March 27 – April 2

March 27 1990 – U.S. Supreme Court rules corporate spending in elections can be limited if compelling interest The court ruled in Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce (494 U.S. 652) that a Michigan law prohibiting corporations from using their … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar – March 20-26

March 20 2013 – Judge Debbie O’Dell-Seneca of Pennsylvania’s Washington County Court of Common Pleas rules that corporations are not persons Judge O’Dell-Seneca declared, “In the absence of state law, business entities are nothing.” If corporations could claim rights independent … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar – March 13-19

March 13 2010 – Murray Hill Inc. announces run for Congress Washington Post article on Murray Hill Inc.’s announcement of its candidacy for Congress. “After the Supreme Court declared that corporations have the same rights as individuals when it comes … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar – March 6-12

March 6 1857 – US. Supreme Court decides Dred Scott v. Sanford (60 U.S. 393)  – affirming slaves are property Supreme Court affirms Article 2, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution (the Return Servants clause). Slaves are property and Congress … Continue reading

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