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‘Corporations are people’ notion is misplaced

Jim Leach’s critique of the Citizens United court decision leaves me with the impression that he has read neither the decision nor the First Amendment (“Democracy for sale,” Op-ed, Oct. 14).

Contrary to Leach’s claims, the court did not rule in Citizens United that corporations are people. It noted that corporations are associations of people. It also noted that the First Amendment, which allows the people “peaceably to assemble,” has always allowed groups of people to engage in political activity.

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