Persons, But Not Personal

In the Citizens United case, the Supreme Court ruled upheld the view that corporations are persons.

In its AT&T ruling, it declared unanimously that corporations have no personal privacy rights for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act.

Writing for the court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., seems not to have noticed the deep antagonism between these two positions.

In short, corporations are persons, but they cannot take things personally. But then, what kind of person does that make them?

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