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Vol. 43, No. 2: We the People



Civil Rights & Constitution

Does “We the People” Include Corporations?

The definition of the word “person” has been debated in the legal system throughout history. Dred Scott proved that African Americans were not considered part of “we the people,” but somehow in the case of Citizens United, a piece of property could be considered a person. Torres-Spelliscy examines the hypocrisy of Supreme Court rulings and makes dire predictions for the future rights corporations are likely to be empowered with.