Tuesday, January 18, 2011

'Wal-Mart Is Not A Person'

Thom Hartmann explains to a roomful of lawyers about the Citizens United decision, how the original statement of corporate personhood emerged from a preface written by a court reporter and not the Supreme Court's actual decision in the Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad case of 1886, and how our nation's founders were adamantly opposed to all but the most minimal of rights for artificial entities like corporations. It doesn't make us any less screwed, but if you experience any confusion about the Citizens United case, Hartmann will clear it up for you.

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