Corporate Personhood

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Introduction to Corporate Personhood…………………………………………………………………………………..1
Overview of Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee decision………………………………………2
Background of the parties who filed the suit and reasons for doing so……………………………………4
Arguments in favor of the decision………………………………………………………………………………………….5
Arguments against the decision……………………………………………………………………………………………..X
Current events related to the decision…………………………………………………………………………………….X
Future outlook on the decision…………………………………………………………………………………………………X
Works Cited…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Imagine a world without corporation, without structure, and without the complexity of the working world today. Some may even think of these corporations and businesses as individuals with the same rights that you and I have as human beings. Those with this frame of mind would not be too far from the truth. Our economic structure and business establishment has grown in such a way over past centuries that we depend on these conglomerates as a foundation of economic stability. In turn, they seek from us the same rights as businesses that we as individuals are granted as citizens of this great country. In the following pages, we will explore this concept further in understanding what Corporate Personhood is and discovering the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee, including the parties involved, reasons for the case, arguments for and against the case, how this historic event relates to current events, and finally how the decision on this case affect our future in the corporate world.
In order to better understand how corporate personhood works, it is important to understand where this idea comes from and how it ties into the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee. Corporate personhood finds its initial roots…...

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