Saturday, April 21, 2012

US Supreme Court: Organizations aren’t individuals but corporations are persons

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week  in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority that organizations are not individuals. To determine the meaning of the the word “individual,” the court looked in a several common dictionaries. Seems reasonable.

This is the same Supreme Court that two years ago in Citizens United v FEC that corporations are “persons.” My common pocket dictionary defines a “person” as a human being or individual.

Therefore, if...
(a) a human being or individual is a person, and
(b) an individual is not a organization and
(c) a corporation is one type of organization

Then how in the heck can the court decide a corporation is a person??

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