Argument: General statements against corporate personhood

Issue Report: Corporate personhood


Nancy Price, Alliance for Democracy Co-Chair: “We join with our grassroots allies in the Campaign to Legalize Democracy in support of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to remove personhood rights and protections from corporations for all time.”[1]

Justice Stevens in his dissent with Justices Ginsburg, Breyer and Sotomayor in the January 2010 Citizens United case: “The conceit that corporations must be treated identically to natural persons in the political sphere is not only inaccurate but also inadequate to justify the Court’s disposition of this case.”[2]

Nader-Gonzalez. “Nader urges courts to challenge constitutionality of corporate personhood.” Green Change. October 28, 2008: “Corporations are artificial legal entities. They are not human beings. They do not vote. They do not breathe. They do not have children. They do not die in Iraq. Why have they been given all the rights under our Constitution, except for the right against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment, and why did they obtain these rights from judges, not from the legislature?”