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Friday, April 26, 2013

Pennsylvania court says corporations aren’t people

Businesses have no constitutional right to privacy.

from Alternet
Pennsylvania citizens opposed to fracking are celebrating a precedent-setting judicial decision holding that there is no corporate right to privacy, according to a story published by Alternet and The decision will give journalists access to a confidential settlement where fracking corporations paid $750,000 to a family that claimed gas drilling had contaminated their water. Of even greater impact is the court's finding that corporate and business entities are not the same as people. "The plain meaning of 'people' is the living, breathing humans in this Commonwealth", states Judge O'Dell Seneca.
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