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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- ...
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. The Alachua County Labor Coalition targeted Crime Prevention Security Systems, which is an underwriter of WUFT-FM, as the site of its demonstration. The reason? Co-owners ...

Bus depots in Regina and Saskatoon saw protests against the closure of STC. “When you take the long-term view and make difficult decisions, I'm not surprised the fact that some won't be very happy with the budget,” Premier Brad Wall said on budget day in what might go down as understatement of the ...
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 ...
Republicans Explain Why They Want Permanent Tax Cuts For Corporations But Not People. Corporations are people, my friends! By Igor Bobic. Joshua Roberts / Reuters. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill, Sept. 12, 2017.
Likewise, when NFL owners and coaches defend their players, it's an opportunity to provide context for how the kneeling controversy relates to racial justice. Colin Kaepernick (7) began taking a knee during the national anthem last year to protest police brutality. Daniel Gluskoter/AP Images for Panini ...
“In the infamous Hobby Lobby decision, Gorsuch embraced the disturbing philosophy that corporations are people. Then he extended that philosophy to say that corporations should be able to impose their owners' religious views on their employees' medical care — preventing women from accessing ...
Town Hall Protests Revive Art of Bird-Dogging Politicians ... Mitt Romney into blurting at the Iowa State Fair in 2011 that "corporations are people" — a remark that shadowed him for the remainder of the campaign. ... The protests were already underway — including a highly charged confrontation with Rep.
University of Minnesota police used pepper spray to break up three fights and made one arrest Wednesday night outside an event featuring Lauren Southern, a Canadian political commentator. The student groups Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and Students for a Conservative Voice invited ...
The idea that “corporations are people” is an oft-cited, yet technically ... when Crandall had to appear on video to cover a protest or event.
Even though Neuromancer and Mirrorshades predated the anti-WTO protests by a decade and a half, they painted similar pictures. Educated ...
COM (opposing Corporate personhood), immigrant movement for justice, Americans for tribal court equality, citizens against violence, ACLU ...
COM (opposing Corporate personhood), immigrant movement for justice, Americans for tribal court equality, citizens against violence, ACLU ...
Team owners' defense of their players shows the vital role business leaders play in political discourse – one championed by Citizens United.
Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that some fear is destroying American democracy, may also be showing us how to heal it. The most ...
The surprising connection between 'take a knee' protests and Citizens .... a knee during the national anthem last year to protest police brutality.
... was remarkably different from that of previous protests organized by ... As with Gibson's previous events — including his “free speech” protest ...
If you hadn't heard, hundreds of companies and organizations are staging an online and offline protest on Wednesday to combat the Trump ...
On Monday, June 26, 2017, Harry James Potter — the world's most famous wizard — will celebrate his 20th birthday. His many fans will likely mark the occasion by rereading a favorite Harry Potter novel or rewatching one of the blockbuster films. Some may even raise a butterbeer toast in Harry's honor at ...
Critics of globalisation have named their enemies: those citizens of the world who, in British Prime Minister Theresa May's scornful phrase, are really "citizens of nowhere". Populist leaders are championing policies to combat such cosmopolitanism – restricting migration, rethinking regional trade deals, ...
“Corporations are people too,” Mitt Romney famously explained. ... And when there are shortcomings, there protests often come in two forms.
One issue that keeps coming up in Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination is that of corporate personhood. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez ...
began an all-night protest on the Senate floor late Tuesday, promising to ... embraced the disturbing philosophy that corporations are people.
began an all-night protest on the Senate floor late Tuesday, promising to ... embraced the disturbing philosophy that corporations are people.
The Las Vegas protest will include representatives of the Sierra Club ... Muller said Gorsuch's rulings that corporations are people are troubling.
The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously observed, “You cannot step in the same river twice.” A court in India begs to differ. Not only ...
(Photo: Screengrab/YouTube/PBS NewsHour)Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, ...
Town Hall Protests Revive Art of Bird-Dogging Politicians ... Romney into blurting at the Iowa State Fair in 2011 that "corporations are people" ...
No legal question has sparked more recent controversy than whether corporations are people. Obviously, corporations are not human. Yet the ...
“Corporations are people, my friend,” said Mitt Romney in 2012, and ... After that case, groups sprang up to fight corporate personhood. Others ...
That demand has been spelled out on protesters' signs, like one that reads, "I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.".
That demand has been spelled out on protesters' signs, like one that reads, "I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.".
In today's America neo-Nazis are “very fine people,” but a football player kneeling in peaceful protest is a “son of a bitch.” Why would I pledge ...
... was remarkably different from that of previous protests organized by ... of the local Evropa unit) participated on the alt-right side of the protest, ...
Turtleneck sweaters were a protest against neckties. ... Today's protests have affirmed that the spirit of justified rebellion is still alive in America. ... Court's mind-boggling ruling that corporations are people and have the right to ...


 

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