Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Monday, November 5, 2012

Political Employers

Here's A Memo From The Boss: Vote This Way is another excellent article from NY Times Reporter Steven Greenhouse which I thought I would post on election day. As the article states:

Imagine getting a letter from the boss, telling you how to vote. Until 2010, federal law barred companies from using corporate money to endorse and campaign for political candidates — and that included urging employees to support specific politicians.

But the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has freed companies from those restrictions, and now several major companies, including Georgia-Pacific and Cintas, have sent letters or information packets to their employees suggesting — and sometimes explicitly recommending — how they should vote this fall.

Law review commentary on this important issue would be most welcome.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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