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Montana quote

Postby Omphalos » 20 Jan 2012 14:07

In my job I read a lot of legal opinions. Someone forwarded me this quote from a Montana opinion recently. Thought it was pretty good:

In a recent opinion Montana Justice James C. Nelson dissented and wrote:Corporations are not persons. Human beings are persons, and it is an affront to the inviolable dignity of our species that courts have created a legal fiction which forces people — human beings — to share fundamental, natural rights with soulless creatures of government. Worse still, while corporations and human beings share many of the same rights under the law, they clearly are not bound equally to the same codes of good conduct, decency and morality, and they are not held equally accountable for their sins. Indeed, it is truly ironic that the death penalty and hell are reserved only to natural persons.


Glad to see that some courts are doing the right thing.

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Re: Montana quote

Postby Mandy » 20 Jan 2012 15:46

That is awesome. When you get a chance you should watch Stephen Colbert's interview with John Paul Stevens http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colber ... ul-stevens
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Re: Montana quote

Postby SandChigger » 20 Jan 2012 18:58

Saw the rerun of that this morning, Mandy.

All kinds of AWESOME. :lol:

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Re: Montana quote

Postby Serkanner » 20 Jan 2012 19:36

I am still waiting for a death sentence to ANY corporate business. That will be the day.
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