The PLATO Society of Los Angeles Colloquium – Citizens United and the Story of How Corporations Became People – Open to the Public; February 21st, 2019

The PLATO Society of Los Angeles is excited to announce its February 2019 Colloquium: Citizens United and the Story of How Corporations Became People presented by Prof. Adam Winkler; February 21st, 2019; Skirball Cultural Center; Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049; 12:45 Coffee and Cookies, 1:30-3:00 Program.

Los Angeles, CA, February 05, 2019 --( UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler is the author of We the Corporations - How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Review of Books, Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate, and The New Republic.

Although never oppressed like women and minorities, corporations too have fought to win equal rights under the Constitution-and today have nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Uncovering the roots of the Citizens United case, Prof. Winkler will discuss how that controversial Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a two-hundred-year struggle over corporate personhood. Bringing to life the legendary lawyers and justices involved in the dramatic yet often overlooked cases that extended our most fundamental rights to corporations, Professor Winkler will reveal how powerful companies transformed the Constitution into a bulwark against the regulation of big business and a tool to serve the ends of capital.

February 21st, 2019 Skirball Cultural Center
Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
12:45 Coffee and Cookies 1:30-3:00 Program
Free parking. Open to the Public
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