When did Corporations get Free Speech rights?


onflict mineral rule survives legal test
A federal judge in the District of Columbia upheld a provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires the Securities and Exchange Commission to impose disclosure requirements for companies that acquire “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The law was challenged as an infringement of corporate Free Speech rights by three trade associations—National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable—whose members acquire diamonds and other minerals from the Congo. Public Citizen and Amnesty International said the rule will provide critical information to investors and consumers.

I was reading my normal news and saw the bolded section above.  The context of the argument should give you pause, if not bring you to a full stop.

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