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Boulder Council To Consider Corporate Personhood

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Councilman Macon Cowles (credit: bouldercolorado.gov)

Councilman Macon Cowles (credit: bouldercolorado.gov)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A Boulder city councilman wants to put a referendum on the November ballot that calls for amending the U.S. Constitution to abolish corporate personhood.

Corporate personhood refers to last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the justices ruled that corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns because it’s a form of protected free speech.

Councilman Macon Cowles plans to ask the council to put the measure on the ballot during their July 19 meeting on July 19.

Cowles says he wants Congress to clarify that money is not constitutionally protected free speech and that corporations should not have all the rights that people do.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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