Monday, February 27, 2012

Corporate personhood

  • WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on whether corporations, like real people, can be held liable in American courts for international human rights violations.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • (Host) All the towns that hold their town meetings next week will vote on municipal and school budgets and other local issues. And many towns are also taking up the hot-button issue of corporate personhood.
  • (Vermont Public Radio)
  • At the very least, we should ask as much of corporations as we ask of individual citizens. An examination of the history of corporate personhood in the United States is instructive on this point.
  • (Forbes)
  • The sender demanded an end to corporate money and lobbying, an end to corporate personhood and a new constitutional convention, according to a copy of a letter obtained by the Associated Press.
  • (USA Today)
  • When the authors of the United States Constitution began that document with the words We the People, they had human beings in mind. No sane person in 1787 thought We the People included corporations.
  • (Burlington Free Press)
  • (American Reporter)
  • After a heated debate, an Ashland City Council majority rejected backing a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would eliminate personhood status for corporations and unions.
  • (Ashland Daily Tidings)
  • DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- Its easy to make the case that there is nothing that has done more to damage the proper functioning of our democracy than the system of legalized bribery and graft that now dominates the American political process.
  • (American Reporter)
  • Not orangutans, and not corporations. After writing much of this essay, I went to Justice Stevens dissenting opinion in Citizens United to see if he addressed this fallacy of corporate personhood.
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  • On March 6, 2012, the controversial legal principle of "corporations are 'persons'" will be raised and argued before a Federal Bankruptcy Court in the ongoing MF Global bankruptcy case.
  • (PRWeb)

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