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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

California Legislature Calls Supreme Court Decision “A Serious And Direct Threat To Our Democracy”

The California legislature recently passed a joint resolution, AJR 22 (Wieckowski & Allen), that is harshly critical of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 50 (2010).  In that decision, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, joined by Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justices Antonin G. Scalia, Samuel A. Alito,…

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California Corporate Contribution Initiative Cleared For Circulation

Opponents of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 130 S. Ct. 876, 558 US 50, 175 L. Ed. 2d 753 (2010) are fighting back in California on numerous fronts.  Last month, California State Senator Noreen Evans introduced a bill, SB 982, to require corporations to issue a report on planned political…

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Initiative Seeks To Dehumanize Corporations In California

Are corporations “persons”?  The California Corporations Code answers this question quite directly in Section 18 which defines “person” as including corporations and natural persons.  The Corporate Securities Law of 1968 goes even further – defining “person” to mean an individual, a corporation, a partnership, a limited liability company, a joint venture, an association, a joint stock company,…

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