Gerard Magliocca has an idea how law schools can help the environment.
What is the libertarian position on granting corporations most of the rights of individuals? While I can see that people should be free to form whatever associations they want (per libertarians), the rights of corporations are granted by (gasp) government. And corporations often restrict the rights of employees, customers, and even owners (via non disclosure agreements), again supported by government.
One of the points made and discussed at length in the brief of counsel for defendants in error was that "corporations are persons within the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States." Before argument, MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE said:
"The Court does not wish to hear argument on the question whether the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution which forbids a state to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws applies to these corporations. We are all of opinion that it does."
Jon, what support do you have for the assertion that strict construction will decrease the influence of special interests? My gut feeling is that a strictly construed commerce clause would put much more power in the hands of the States, which have a considerably worse track record when it comes to special interests.
a homeowner's association looks a lot like a municipal government.
It should be pointed out, however, that special interests generally favor centralization of government regulation at the federal level because it is easier to subvert one government regulatory body than 50 of them.
Quit sending me brochures about your law school.
I don't see any particular anti-corruption advantage o either State or National level politics.
And in your public auction idea, what would keep a majority cabal from just distributing the booty amongst themselves then dissolving the corporation?
Also, as my friend here at the office pointed out, a special interest needs only to capture one State government to make a pretty good racket.
The exit right difference and ease of exit is not trivial.
In Texas, at least, homeowner's associations are generally created through perpetual deed restrictions that cannot be rescinded
the planet doesn't need anyone's 'help'. Whether humans live or not is only of concern to humans.
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