WASHINGTON AND LEE LAW REVIEW
Volume 76, Issue 3
Social Activism Through Shareholder Activism
Lisa M. Fairfax
In 1952, the SEC altered the shareholder proposal rule to exclude proposals made “primarily for the purpose of promoting general economic, political, racial, religious, social or similar causes.”
Civil Rights and Shareholder Activism: SEC v. Medical Committee for Human Rights
Sarah C. Haan
What does “corporate democracy” mean? How far does federal law go to guarantee public company investors a say in a firm’s policies on important social, environmental, or political issues?
From Public Policy to Materiality: Non-Financial Reporting, Shareholder Engagement, and Rule 14a-8’s Ordinary Business Exception
Virginia Harper Ho
In 2017, shareholder proposals urging corporate boards to report on their climate-related risk made headlines when they earned majority support from investors at ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum, and PPL.
Chancery’s Greatest Decision: Historical Insights on Civil Rights and the Future of Shareholder Activism
Omari Scott Simmons
Shareholder activism—using an equity stake in a corporation to influence management—has become a popular tool to effectuate social change in the twenty-first century.
Left with No Name: How Government Action in Intra-Church Trademark Disputes Violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment
Mary Kate Nicholson
The United States was founded in part on the principle of freedom of religion, where citizens were free to practice any religion. The founding fathers felt so strongly about this principle that it was incorporated into the First Amendment.
Reaching Through the “Ghost Doxer:” An Argument for Imposing Secondary Liability on Online Intermediaries
Imagine you have decided to run for office, to speak out publicly against an injustice, to enter the job market, or even to join a new online forum. Now, imagine after starting your chosen endeavor, you go online to discover that someone who disagrees with your position posted your personal information on the internet.