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August 28, 2018<p>The first leaked excerpt of Al Jazeera’s censored film on the Israel Lobby in the U.S. claims to identify the funder behind the Canary …

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Owning Stock While Making Law: An Agency Problem and A Fiduciary Solution

57 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2013<p>Indiana University Maurer School of Law<p>Date Written: December 1, 2013<p>Abstract<p>This Article focuses on Members of Congress …

Indiana University

Top U.S. corporations funneled $173 million to political nonprofits

<i>Editor's note, Jan. 29, 2014, 5:15 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect new data provided by Exelon Corp. Company officials now say the</i> …

Coca-Cola, Unilever, Microsoft & IKEA Grab Top Honors for 2013

<b>By Joe Sibilia</b><p><b>2013 & Disruptive Innovation</b><p>For me, the most disruptive innovation and the greatest business opportunity of the year was our approach …

Business Law Prof Blog

Yesterday, I attended the Annual Meeting of the Society of Socio-Economists. Unfortunately, I was only able to participate in the second half of the …

The Corporate Social Responsibility Report and Effective Stakeholder Engagement

Companies today are being called upon by their shareholders and other stakeholders to not only boost the bottom line, but also to help address some …

Politics and Corporate Social Responsibility

In our paper, Are Red or Blue Companies More Likely to Go Green? Politics and Corporate Social Responsibility, forthcoming in the <i>Journal of Financial</i> …

Corporate 'Dark Money' To Get Free Pass After SEC Drops Disclosure Proposal

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission unceremoniously dropped a proposal to require corporations to disclose contributions to political and nonprofit groups to their shareholders from its list of regulatory priorities for 2014.<p>The change comes nearly one year after outgoing SEC chair …

The Erosion of Corporate Criminal Liability

Over the last two years, there has been significant media coverage of Securities and Exchange Commission settlements that contain no admissions of …

When Lobbyists Literally Write The Bill

It's taken for granted that lobbyists influence legislation. But perhaps less obvious is that they often write the actual bills — even word for word.<p>In an example a week and a half ago, the House passed a measure that would roll back a portion of the 2010 financial reforms known as Dodd-Frank. And …

Initiative spending booms past $1 billion as corporations sponsor their own proposals

By Reid Wilson<p>Reid Wilson<p>Bio Follow<p>Corporations and some of the wealthiest Americans have spent more than $1 billion in the past 18 months on ballot initiatives in just 11 states, an unprecedented explosion of money used to pass new laws and influence the public debate.<p>According to campaign finance …

Corporate Litigation Officers Eye Shareholder Activism

From a proxy fight at energy company Hess Corp. to arguments over capital allocation at Apple Inc., shareholder activism continued to grab headlines this year.<p>In-house lawyers who watch over litigation dockets at big corporations are keeping tabs. According to a recent survey of 47 chief litigation …

Privatizing Our Vote: The Ultimate Crime

(Photo: Erica Minton / Flickr)When the Supreme Court issued its Citizens United decision in 2010, many in the media predicted that it would usher in …

Electronic Voting

Political Disclosure and Corporate America - Corporate Governance

,October 28, 2013,<p>Stephen Davis<p><i>Guest Post from Stephen M. Davis, Ph.D. is associate director of the Harvard Law School Programs on Corporate</i> …

Business groups assail political transparency

Three of the nation's most prominent trade associations are striking back at a corporate disclosure study that concludes large companies are …

It’s Not Just Apple: Cracker Barrel Faces Activists Seeking its Cash

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. is ratcheting up its defense against activist investor Sardar Biglari in the week leading up to its annual shareholder’s meeting, where Mr. Biglari is seeking board seats for the third time in two years.<p>Mr. Biglari, whose holding company has a 20% stake in the …

Argument preview: Eligibility of employees of public company contractors for Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection

<i>Geoffrey Rapp is the Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values at University of Toledo College of Law</i><p>Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of …

Birth-control mandate: Which case to review?

With lawyers in different cases arguing that theirs is the best one for the Supreme Court to use in deciding the legality of the birth-control …

Poll: Majority wants corporate money out of politics

“One key remedy — critical for shareholders whose investments allow corporations to generate massive profits — is that the SEC move forward on …

Former Irish President, Climate Justice Advocate Mary Robinson Urges Divestment of Fossil Fuel Firms

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Today marks the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the East Coast, becoming one of the most destructive storms in the …

Business Law Prof Blog

CEOs and executives just can’t get a break in the news lately. A jury found both former Countrywide executive Rebecca Mairone and Bank of America …

Who Buys the Spies? The Hidden Corporate Cash Behind America’s Out-of-Control National Surveillance State

<i>This post first appeared at</i> Alternet<i>. This is the first in a new series from</i> AlterNet’s New Economic Dialogue Project<i>, edited by Lynn Parramore.</i><p>Long …

Why Is the Chamber of Commerce So Mad at Ted Cruz?

On Monday Tom Donohue told Ted Cruz to shut up—kind of. He was goaded into it. A reporter at a <i>Christian Science Monitor</i> breakfast asked Donohue, …

More Than Half of Wal-Mart's Hourly Workers Make Less Than $25,000

Wal-Mart Stores is the country’s biggest private employer. Its low wages have incited labor protests and congressional criticism, and have created a …

The Path Forward on Disclosure

It is an honor to be with you today [Oct. 15, 2013]. The National Association of Corporate Directors has long played an important leadership role …

Businesses backed GOP lawmakers who spurned them on default

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the total number of lawmakers who voted against raising the debt ceiling as 161. It was 162. This version has been corrected.<p>By Tom Hamburger and<p>Tom Hamburger<p>Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in …