Corporations have almost as many constitutional rights as individuals
how did this happen?
- ISBN: 9781527547933
- Editorial: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
- Fecha de la edición: 2020
- Lugar de la edición: Cambridge. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 22 cm
- Nº Pág.: 156
- Idiomas: Inglés
This book, which will be of interest to teachers, students and scholars of constitutional and business law, explains how, over the past 225 years, US Supreme Court decisions have enshrined corporations with fundamental constitutional rights and transformed those rights from individual freedoms to corporate entitlements. This is a fascinating story that delineates which fundamental constitutional rights accorded to individuals have been extended to corporations and which have not, and parses the US Supreme Court decisions extending constitutional protections to corporations. The book also shows how the views of the Founders have been altered by these decisions, and demonstrates how corporations, like individuals, have used their constitutional protections to evade government regulations. Telling this story in a clear and uncomplicated way underscores how intriguing and compelling the ebb and flow and evolution and retreat of fundamental constitutional rights is, from the time of the Founders to the twenty-first century.