Monday, June 30, 2014

Some Corporations do have souls, Supreme Court says

A Corporation... may not commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicate, for they have no souls, neither can they appear in person, but by Attorney 33 H. 8. Br. Fealty. A Corporation aggregate of many cannot do fealty, for an invisible body cannot be in person, nor can swear, it is not subject to imbecilities, or death of the natural, body, and divers other cases.
Sir Edward Coke, The Case of Sutton's Hospital, 1612
Overturning 402 years of common law principle the Supreme Court today in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell decided that closely held corporations, partnerships, and proprietorships can on grounds of religious conscience deny their female employees government-mandated health benefits generally available to employees of non-religious employers.

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