Adam Winkler On His New Book; We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won their Civil Rights
Today we talk with Adam Winkler, professor of law at UCLA, about his new book, “We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won their Civil Rights,” which looks at the historical origins of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and shows how the least-known civil rights movement in American history is the story of how corporations molded our democracy and came to win constitutional rights and protections close to those of persons.
Winkler is a scholar of the Supreme Court, and the author of a previous book on its decisions on gun rights. In addition to discussing how corporations have come to use the Constitution to impede the regulation of big business, he will answer questions on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the direction he thinks the Supreme Court will likely take if Kavanaugh is confirmed.
Host Margot Patterson talks with Adam Winkler, professor of law at UCLA about his new book, “We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won their Civil Rights,” and the direction of the Supreme Court.
The JoJR Calendar for the week of September 17th
Survivors Unite is uniting families who have lost a loved one to violent crime. They understand that grief is experienced in different stages and help families heal and learn to properly release their emotions. Survivors United meets every third Monday of the month and will meet Monday September 17th, 7pm at Margaret’s Place, 7217 Troost, KCMO.
The monthly meeting of the KCMO Chapter of Citizens United for the Reform of Errants, MoCure will be held Monday – 6:30 PM at the Chestnut Avenue Family Resource Center, 3811 Chestnut, KCMO. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society, by lobbying state and local government, direct contact with corrections officials and a quarterly newsletter sent to supporters and prisoners. They will be finalizing details for the MO CURE Annual Conference to be held Saturday, September 29th 10am to 4 pm at the Robert J Mohart Center, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO.
Applications for the 2018 Witchita Expungement Drive will only be accepted until September 30th. An expungement is the sealing of criminal conviction, diversion, or even an arrest and basically removes a conviction from your record. Individuals interested in removing a qualifying conviction from their record can apply online at kansaslegalservices.org and scroll down to the link in the middle of the page or by phone 800-723-6953 by September 30th.
Sankofa for KC is an organized movement of people working to eliminate inequities in our society. We are standing up and saying out loud that we will not tolerate the injustices that prevent us and our communities from thriving. If you want to do more than talk you can join them Tuesday, September 18th 6-8pm at the Rosser-Simpson CME Church, 29th and Indiana, KCMO.