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L.A. City Council Votes Against Corporate Personhood

Posted on Dec 8, 2011

This week, Los Angeles became the first major city in the United States to call for “a constitutional amendment to clearly establish that human beings—only human beings—are entitled to constitutional rights,” Move To Amend LA founder Mary Beth Fielder announced after a symbolic vote by the L.A. City Council.

The initiative sets a precedent for overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that allows money and politics to commingle in disastrous ways. Here’s Fielder, flanked by council members, commemorating the vote on Tuesday.  —KA

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By Fred Magovern, December 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm Link to this comment
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Does this have any tangible consequences within LA?

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By radicalfemme, December 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm Link to this comment
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I never quite understood the Supreme Courts reasoning on the corporate personhood issue?  Other than a desire to control elections and make them come out the way the conservatives want.

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By marcus medler, December 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm Link to this comment
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Cheers for this. However, given the fast pace of,“progress”, in medical and biological science, the understanding of a human being needs extreme clarity.

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By JordanN, December 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm Link to this comment
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Bravo! Just the beginning, but like they said this is
how it happens.

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By doublestandards/glasshouses, December 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm Link to this comment
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Those city council members had better watch out for the LAPD:

The LAPD knows who owns this country.

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