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So, if "corporations are people," wouldn't that make "reincorporation" a form of "reincarnation"? So what do we call these new corporate changelings—"clones," "drones," "zombies"? ... You can send a protest letter at this link: https://act.nrdc.org/letter/bears-ears-180404">https://act.nrdc.org/letter/bears-ears- ...
The impetus for the First Amendment — granting Americans the freedom of speech, religion and the press and the right to petition and peacefully protest — stemmed from the view that the Constitution granted a lot of power to the federal ... Abortion protest buffer zones ... Corporations are people, too.

The concept of free speech is frequently heard in courtrooms across the country. Advocates on all kinds of issues try to tie their legal and policy arguments to a constitutional right most Americans hold as fundamental. Consider recent debates over net neutrality, for example, or abortion rights. The impetus ...
WINKLER: That's right. For all the controversy over Citizens United and the protests of Occupy Wall Street that pointed to corporate personhood as the evil behind Citizens United, the court never uses that phrase or the idea, and nothing hinges on the idea that corporations are people. What the court says ...
For all the controversy of [2012 GOP presidential nominee] Mitt Romney saying “Corporations are people,” corporate personhood is actually a very longstanding principle of basic business law. And what it means ... In fact, the Supreme Court has referred to corporations as people on a number of occasions.

Like The Atlantic? Subscribe to The Atlantic Daily, our free weekday email newsletter. Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How exactly did ...
The most high-profile case the Supreme Court will decide this term involves a Colorado bakery that refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple. Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. is hardly the first for-profit corporation to claim a constitutional right to refuse to do business with unwanted customers.

But a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood is a mistake. Indeed, corporate ... In Citizens United, the Supreme Court never says that corporations are people. ... The Supreme Court should instead treat corporations as people — as separate and distinct legal entities with rights of their own.
On Thursday, Georgia legislators punished Delta Air Lines by rescinding a proposed jet-fuel tax cut from the state's new tax law. The company's crime? Opting to cut ties with the National Rifle Association last week following a public outcry in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting.
In its wake, protests like Occupy Wall Street that erupted spurred demands for an amendment that would abolish corporate personhood. .... For lawyers who are arguing for corporate rights, my book would suggest that their best avenue is not to claim that corporations are people, but rather to pierce the ...
A dozen other protesters joined them at the pirate-themed protest, which referenced the last name of the Florida congressman. ... When asked about the cease-and-desist letter, Tattersall said he doesn't believe corporations are people, and therefore it was impossible for him or the ACLC to insinuate CPSS ...
The arrests of protesters in Sen. Susan Collins' office reminded me of the difference between the way former Sens. Edmund Muskie and George Mitchell responded to protests. Both men, whom I worked for as a senior staff person, believed citizens had a right to protest, especially to their elected ...
Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that some fear is destroying American democracy, may also be showing us how to heal it. The most recent example of this is the reaction to President Donald Trump's comments suggesting that sports owners should fire players who kneel during the national ...
That demand has been spelled out on protesters' signs, like one that reads, "I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one." Corporate personhood has underpinnings in legal doctrine. And to find out more about that, we've turned to Professor John Witt, who teaches law and history at Yale ...
So, if "corporations are people," wouldn't that make "reincorporation" a form of "reincarnation"? So what do we call these new corporate changelings—"clones," "drones," "zombies"? ... You can send a protest letter at this link: https://act.nrdc.org/letter/bears-ears-180404">https://act.nrdc.org/letter/bears-ears- ...


 

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