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  •  Thom Hartmann wrote about an 1886 SC case (7+ / 0-)

    on "corporate personhood"

    in 1886 the railroad hit paydirt.

    The Supreme Court ruled on an obscure taxation issue in the Santa Clara County vs. The Union Pacific Railroad case, but the Recorder of the court - a man named J. C. Bancroft Davis, himself formerly the president of a small railroad - wrote into his personal commentary of the case (known as a headnote) that the Chief Justice had said that all the Justices agreed that corporations are persons.

    And in so doing, he - not the Supreme Court, but its clerical recorder - inserted a statement that would change history and give corporations enormous powers that were not granted by Congress, not granted by the voters, and not even granted by the Supreme Court.

    Faux News ruined my state

    by sc kitty on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 06:07:23 PM PDT

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