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

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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

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