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2009-12

December 21, 2009

In recognition of the holidays and in light of the “snowcalypse” that has buried our offices and homes, Text & History is taking a little vacation until January 4, 2010. We wish readers a happy holiday season, and look forward to sharing with you more news and commentary on the progressive Constitution in the New Year!

December 11, 2009

by Hannah McCrea, Online Communications Director, Constitutional Accountability CenterThis piece appeared originally on several other progressive blogs.

Have you ever wondered why corporations like Exxon Mobil have free speech “rights” under the Constitution when corporations can’t “speak,” and when the Constitution was written to protect “We the People” and never mentions “corporations”?   Do you worry that maybe, just maybe, the Supreme Court is putting the interests of corporate America over the rights of hard-working Americans?

December 4, 2009

by David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center

December 2, 2009

by Elizabeth Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center

December 1, 2009

This morning (Wed, Dec. 2) at 10am, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“STBR”) (08-1151), a case asking whether the Florida Supreme Court’s endorsement of a state-led beach restoration project on Florida’s Gulf Coast constituted an unconstitutional “judicial taking” of private beachfront property.