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Ok. I get these Kucinich updates every day, and I don't share them… - The Life and Thoughts of Zach
Dec. 13th, 2003
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December 15th, 2003 10:32 pm (UTC)
Well there's a couple issues.
1) I think instituting the "corporate death penalty" can help to effectively rail in the long reaching effects of natural person status. And I didn't say he DIDN'T want to undo natural person status, I certainly know many Greens do want to do that. I just don't know specifically what his specific stance is on this. I imagine he'd like to do that if he thought he could get away with it, but he is a pretty pragmatic guy.
2) Because natural person status was granted as a constitutional protection by invention of the Supreme Court, I don't think congress or the executive has the direct ability to revoke it. Either the Supreme Court has to revoke it or there has to be a constitutional amendment. Either of which is possible but hard.