Corporate personhood is Supreme Court doctrine, not explicit in constitution
Posted Sep 4, 2004 0:42 UTC (Sat) by robla
In reply to: Republican governors in Democratic states
Parent article: Linux in Government: Will Schwarzenegger Terminate Windows? (Linux Journal)
You wrote: We don't just amend the constitution [...] to make corporations legally more powerful than citizens (too late, it's in there).
It should be mentioned that the U.S. Constitution doesn't explicitly make corporations more powerful than individuals. Rather, the Supreme Court has just interpreted it that way. Though I don't hold much hope for it happening soon, a future Supreme Court may decide to overturn that interpretation, in the same way that "separate but equal" was a doctrine established by one court, and undermined by a latter one (it technically wasn't completely reversed, but the doctrine was no longer doctrine after Brown).
See the Wikipedia article on corporate personhood for more info.
Of course, this is wildly off-topic.
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