Another Linguistics Issue at the Supreme Court

Brian Hitchcock brianhi at SKECHERS.COM
Fri Jan 21 20:32:21 UTC 2011

I hope that Chief Justice Roberts will take this linguistic conundrum as an
opportunity to realize the total insupportibility of having ever ruled (in
Citizens United) that a corporation is in any sense the same as a NATURAL
person.  Corporations are ARTIFICIAL persons, and as such have no
Constitutional guarantee of ANY "personal" rights -- privacy, free speech,
or anything else. Mr. Robert's fallacious reasoning in Citizens United has
led to, and will continue to spark, such semantic controversies as the
privacy case cited. The court needs to recognize the reductio ad absurdum
exposed by the "privacy case", and reverse itself on Citizens United -- for
semantic, legal and moral reasons.

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