Prof. Pollman discusses corporate personhood on NPR's Morning Edition

Professor Elizabeth Pollman discussed, "When Did Companies Become People?" on NPR's Morning Edition. She explained the struggle to categorize the various kinds of corporations under the Constitution.


"Some critics, like Pollman, see a difference between for-profit and non-profit corporations. A non-profit corporation formed to advance particular political views is one thing, she says. A large for-profit corporation is something else entirely.

'There's no reason to believe that the people involved — shareholders, employees, even the directors or managers — have come together for an expressive purpose related to anything other than really what the business is doing,' she argues.

And shareholders and employees, Pollman observes, have no real recourse if they disagree with how corporate money is spent in campaigns."