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Professor Volokh Comments on Whether Companies Can Tell Employees How to Vote in New York Times and Guardian Articles


​October 26, 2012 -- Professor Eugene Volokh commented on companies telling employees how to vote. His comments appear in a New York Times article.

According to the Citizens United ruling, companies may recommend candidates to employees, said Eugene Volokh, a law professor at University of California, Los Angeles.

“If the employer wants to say, ‘This candidate is good or bad for our business and therefore good or bad for you, the employee, that’s permissible — that’s protected by the First Amendment,” Professor Volokh said. “But if the employer threatens to fire you based on how you vote, that’s not protected.”

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Professor Volokh is also cited in a Guardian article on whether a company can fire you for how you vote.