Running head: STAKEHOLDERS
The decision of the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
expanded the corporations’ rights to engage in campaign spending and political speech. The
decision of the court was not based on the fact a corporation as a person but on a corporation as
an association of citizens hence protecting the corporations' right of speech. The reason why
corporation speech is significant in a democracy is not because they speak but it is because of
whom they speak for. The decisions do not affect the shareholders alone as they are not the
owner of the corporation nor do they exercise more control over the corporate political
involvement. This is because there are other figures who influence the operations of the
corporations including the employees, communities and consumers among other. In essence,
corporations have multiple stakeholders and their interest often conflict. It is good to note that
when making decisions, there is need to exercise judgment because there is the conflicting
interest of the stakeholders. Therefore, i...
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