This might be old news, but I had not seen it here so I thought I'd share it.
This story made me laugh pretty hard, and then I realized it might actually be more than a guy trying to get to work faster.
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To sum up the story a man gets pulled over in the carpool lane for driving alone. It happens all the time in big cities. Some people try to get away with it by having a blow up doll, or cardboard cutout or something of the sort to make it look like they've got a passenger.
But this California man did one better, when the cop started writing the ticket the man pulled out corporation papers and said because corporations are people under California law, he's not driving alone, and should be let go. The cop, acting on what I consider to be common sense, said the papers didn't count and wrote the ticket anyway.
But here's the thing, the man has a point.
The definition of person in California’s Vehicle Code is “natural person, firm, copartnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation.”In case you don't believe me, here's a link to the DMV website.
The man who was pulled over is doing this specifically to go after the SCOTUS ruling. He, like most of us on this website, don't think that a corporation should be given the same legal credence and protections as a human being. He has decided to challenge the court, and according to MSNBC, he even knows what he wants to say to the judge.
“Your honor, according to the vehicle code definition and legal sources, I did have a ‘person’ in my car. But Officer so-and-so believes I did NOT have another person in my car. If you rule in his favor, you are saying that corporations are not persons. I hope you do rule in his favor. I hope you do overturn 125 years of settled law.”While I commend him for standing up for what he believes in, and for being much more creative than me, I doubt this will work because the judge will either dismiss his claim, forcing him to appeal to a different court, or the cop won't show up and the ticket will be dismissed.