Comments:California county's corporate anti-electioneering measure abandoned
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Corporations AREN'T people. If they were people, they'd be kept in padded rooms, or executed in Texas.
- Quite! I hadn't heard of that film: its premise seems solid, and it sounds like painful viewing.
- The concept of the corporation is unlikely to have occurred to the framers of the amendments, as there were so few corporations at the time (apart from municipal councils.) However, the county thought there was a reasonable chance of losing, so I guess there must be case law that gives corporations 'equal protection under the law', or even the right to free speech, bizarre as it sounds. Anyone know what that case law is?