Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Movement To End "Corporate Personhood"

A sign of the times and the beginning, we can hope, of a widespread movement among the citizens: The Los Angeles city council took a purely symbolic vote last night on a resolution to end the pernicious doctrine of "corporate personhood," which took root in US jurisprudence in the 19th century and matured to full poison fruit in the "Citizens United" Supreme Court case.

A purely symbolic vote, yes, but with the possibility of major influence on widening the circle of American citizens who have become aware, finally, of the hard right turn our laws took when the Supreme Court first decided that a corporation was equivalent to a person under the law.

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