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‘Are Corporations People?’

In addition to Charles J. Cooper’s “Confronting the Administrative State” (which I highlighted the other day), another article in the new issue of National Affairs that ought to be of particular interest to Bench Memos readers is Carson Holloway’s “Are Corporations People?” Carson, who blogs occasionally here, lucidly explains that corporate personhood is “deeply rooted in our legal and constitutional tradition.” While of course not “natural persons,” “corporations nevertheless are and should be entitled to certain legal and constitutional rights,” and, in both their for-profit and nonprofit incarnations, “are vital to making the flourishing of individuals possible.”

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