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  •  re the PA case: the judge expressly noted that (1+ / 0-)
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    VClib

    corps are persons and should have rights under the US constitution.  using textual analysis, she distinguished the PA constitutional provision from the federal constitution, holding that a particular clause of the former didn't apply to corps.

    •  I don't think this is a good interpretation of (2+ / 0-)
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      divineorder, 3goldens

      the entire opinion. Although she used the Pa constitution and not US constitution, she clearly says, repeatedly, that corporations are not people or persons or human and should not be awarded human rights.

      •  Leo - other than politics (0+ / 0-)

        is there a case for having the SEC require disclosure of non-material payments to 501 c 4 groups or making independent campaign expenditures on behalf of candidates or causes? Any payments that were large enough to actually have an impact on the financial health of a public corporation would disclosed under current financial statement regulations.  

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Wed May 22, 2013 at 01:21:28 PM PDT

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      •  read the opinion. (0+ / 0-)

        She said as plain as day that the supreme court correctly held that corps are persons under the 14th amendment.

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