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The Breakdown: Do Corporations Deserve 'Personhood'?

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In their recent FCC v. AT&T decision, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the legal concept of corporate "personhood" does not mean that corporations can claim anything like a right to "personal" privacy. But if corporations now make up their own special category of "person," how much will this ruling affect previous corporate personhood cases, such as Citizens United v. FCC?  In this week's edition of The Breakdown, DC Editor Chris Hayes talks with Dahlia Lithwick about the Citizens United and AT&T cases and how they are shaping our conception of corporations and their protections under the law. 

Resources

Dahlia Lithwick on FCC v. AT&T.
Lawrence Lessig on Democracy After Citizens United.

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