Should corporations be able to claim rights of free speech, religious conscience, and due process? BC Law School Professor Kent Greenfield, an expert in constitutional law, takes on this very question in his new book, Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It) (Yale University Press, 2018). Greenfield explores corporations’ claims to constitutional rights and the foundational conflicts about their obligations in society. He argues that a blanket opposition to corporate personhood is misguided, since it is consistent with both the purpose of corporations and the Constitution itself that corporations can claim rights at least some of the time. The solution is not to end corporate personhood but to require corporations to act more like citizens. Greenfield served as a clerk to Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court. A frequent media commentator, Greenfield is also the author of the book The Myth of Choice and numerous articles in leading legal journals, including the Yale Law Journal and the Virginia Law Review.
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