Author to Discuss National Movement to Rein in Corporate Power

Oct. 4, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

Author to Discuss National Movement to Rein in Corporate Power

Book Review and Author Talk to Examine ‘Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State’

WHAT: Join Public Citizen for a presentation and discussion with the author of the new book, “Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State,” by corporate law expert, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy.

In response to the expansion of corporate privileges under the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision and other harmful rulings, and the simultaneous effort by corporations to limit their legal responsibilities for crime and wrongdoing, a resistance has emerged. Torres-Spelliscy will explore this resistance and the reforms supported by the movement to rein in corporate power.

WHEN: 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 7

WHERE: Public Citizen, 1600 20th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

WHO: Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, associate professor of law at Stetson University College of Law and author of “Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State.”

Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen, will moderate. Weissman is an expert on corporate and government accountability, the effect of corporate money on politics, and financial reform.