Critics of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling are planning a teach-in to mark its two-year anniversary.
The ruling, in the case Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, held that the First Amendment prohibits government from limiting corporate and union campaign spending on free speech grounds.
The ruling was handed down Jan. 21, 2010. Its critics contend that it basically unleashed the floodgates of campaign spending by corporations and legalization of “corporate personhood.”
To explain the history behind the decision, its implications and efforts to amend or abolish it, the Corvallis Area Move to Amend group will host a teach-in at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Room 102 of Owen Hall at Oregon State University. More information on the event is available at www.movetoamendcorvallis.info.