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  •  I hope this case points out a big problem with (2+ / 0-)
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    Justus, twigg

    that whole "corporations are people too" line of thinking.  Either a corporation is deemed a person and as the rights AND responsibilities of a person, including comparable punishment for criminal activity or we have to abandon/reconsider that whole idea of a corporation being a person.  
    And, if the idea of true personhood is abandoned by corporations because the risk is too high, and the corporation is deemed to be unavailable for criminal punishment, then officers of those corporations, who ARE people that can go to jail, might be a bit more cautious in doing stuff that might kill or cause harm to others.

    "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" --Casey Kasem

    by netop on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:58:18 PM PST

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