In corporate personhood test, PR firm will run for Congress

In response to this week’s Supreme Court ruling that corporations are entitled to the same freedoms of speech held by individuals, Murray Hill, a Maryland public relations firm, announced that it intends to run for Congress, Baltimore City Paper.

In his State of the Union address, President Obama rebuked the Supreme Court for its controversial 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, prompting a response from Justice Samuel Alito, Christian Science Monitor.

The ruling may have unintended consequences, including opening the door to political campaign contributions from foreign entities, Washington Post.

Full coverage of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission from Bill Moyers Journal.

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute concludes that distraction, not cell phones are to blame for most car crashes, CNET.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced this week that it will spend $10 billion on research and distribution of vaccines, Reuters.

Gunmakers in Pakistan, even working with limited resources, can produce 1,000 guns a day. First hand account from CNN.

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3 responses to “In corporate personhood test, PR firm will run for Congress

  1. kip

    Looks very much like Obama was right, and Alito was wrong.

  2. Betsy Burtner Schuurman

    I agree- the question is, can it be fixed before it does too much damage?

  3. kip

    Doubtful. Remember, we used to have a fairness doctrine for the media at one time?

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