Do you agree with this week's Supreme Court ruling that corporations are entitled to protection under (more)
the first amendment?
Should a corporation be able to run for office then?
- rap1361Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
well this is how a company is defined.
A corporation is a legal entity (technically, a juristic person) which has a separate legal personality from its members.
The defining legal rights and obligations of the corporation are: (i) the ability to sue and be sued; (ii) the ability to hold assets in its own name; (iii) the ability to hire agents; (iv) the ability to sign contracts; and (v) the ability to make by-laws, which govern its internal affairs. Other legal rights and obligations may be assigned to the corporation by governments or courts. These are often controversial.
Stewart Kyd, the author of the first treatise on corporate law in English, defined a corporation as "a collection of many individuals united into one body, under a special denomination, having perpetual succession under an artificial form, and vested by the policy of the law with the capacity of acting in several respects as an individual, ...".
since they have the rights of a person they should be able to participate in elections.
no because it is a juristic person, but when you can silence a group of people from expressing themselves about who to elect. then what is next? if you can legislate a part of society out of the process which group will be next?
- I Love JesusLv 51 decade ago
Corporations can rule the earth and make us miserable, but the will also rule hell as their punishment. Just hold on.
- 1 decade ago
What exactly is the first amendment. Oh yea I remember. "Thy shall no kill." Yea that's a good one. They should be entitled.
Kisses Betty B.
- 1 decade ago
I do not entirely agree by the sound of it and i need to do more research on the topic.
I don't hate old people but they can be stupid sometimes.
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- MuffieLv 51 decade ago
What's the ruling, exactly?