The Historical Roots of Citizens United v. FEC: How Anarchists and Academics Accidentally Created Corporate Speech Rights

Harvard Law and Policy Review, Vol. 5, p. 163, 2011

Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1769128

26 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2011 Last revised: 21 Nov 2011

Zephyr Teachout

Fordham University School of Law

Date Written: March 30, 2011

Abstract

This paper looks at how the early rhetoric around the First Amendment enabled later development of corporate political speech rights.

Keywords: Elections, Corruption, First Amendment

Suggested Citation

Teachout, Zephyr, The Historical Roots of Citizens United v. FEC: How Anarchists and Academics Accidentally Created Corporate Speech Rights (March 30, 2011). Harvard Law and Policy Review, Vol. 5, p. 163, 2011; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1769128. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1769128

Zephyr Teachout (Contact Author)

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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New York, NY 10023
United States

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