Corporate personhood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Is corporate personhood (including the whole range of corporateconstitutional rights) a bad thing? If you are a wealthy corporatestockholder who doesn't care about the environment or the fateof less wealthy human beings, the answer is no. In fact corporatepersonhood is right up there with corporationslimited liability as one of the good things in life. For the restof us corporate personhood is a very bad thing.

Why do private corporations have personhood, while governmental or “public” corporations do not?

conducted a professional survey of public opinion late 2010. They found that the overwhelming majority of Americans don’t care for corporate behavior, think our political system is tilted heavily toward corporations, and support a constitutional amendment to ban corporate personhood.

Corporate Personhood | An Introduction - Reclaim Democracy!

Is the concept of corporate personhood essential for corporations to do business effectively in today’s society? All of that may be true, but it's also true thatCitizens United expanded corporate personhood, granting corporations a right to free speech. This court is the US Chamber of Commerce's court, so it's easy to believe they'll find a pathway to granting Hobby Lobby their wish.

Corporate Personhood - The Huffington Post

In advance of today's Hobby Lobby arguments before the Supreme Court, Joy Reid gave everyone a history lesson about the origins of the concept of corporate personhood.

Debate: Corporate personhood - Debatepedia


The term ‘corporate personhood’ has become a shorthand way of disagreeing with the way decisions like expanded the First Amendment rights of corporations. The term, however, tends to conflate two distinct legal concepts. Law School professors Edmund Kitch, Frederick Schauer, and Richard Schragger, as well as Dean Paul G. Mahoney recently weighed in on the topic of corporate personhood, including what it means and why it sometimes puts everyday people at odds with big business.The spread of the Occupy Wall Street movement to cities across the country has led to a national discussion on the role of corporations and brought the term “corporate personhood” to the fore in recent weeks.Kitch: [Without corporate personhood, the] business and other activities would have to be carried out through alternative legal arrangements. Whether that would be good or bad would turn on the structure and practicality of the alternative arrangements. Before the general corporation statutes became available in the middle of the 19th century, lawyers used the trust device as an alternative. Experience showed that the trust device involved a somewhat higher degree of legal uncertainty and required slightly more complex structures.