Constitutional Accountability Center Submits Senate Testimony on Corporations, Juries, and the Constitution

MEDIA ADVISORY: July 22, 2008

Contact: Doug Kendall
202 296-6889

WASHINGTON — Today the Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, explaining the respective roles of corporations and juries under our constitutional structure. CAC’s testimony demonstrates that the Supreme Court has departed from the text and history of the Constitution in recent decisions such as Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker.

These issues will be discussed tomorrow at 10 a.m. in a hearing before the full Senate Judiciary Committee, which will feature the live testimony of Osa Schultz, an Alaskan fisherwoman and one of the plaintiffs in the Exxon case. Ms. Schultz will tell the Committee how the Exxon Valdez oil spill destroyed her business and community and continues to have disastrous consequences for the Alaskan people, economy and environment.