‘Corporate Origins and Corporate Rights: American Law and the Corporation’

Adam Winkler, We The Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (2018). In We The Corporations, constitutional law scholar Adam Winkler reaches out to the public with a sweeping account of the role and place of the corporation in the creation and ongoing evolution of the American Constitution. This is a work designed to appeal to the educated citizen at large, and Winkler uses several powerful hooks to garner the audience he seeks. The title, of course, is an obvious hook. The first three words of the Constitution, ‘We the people …’ is evoked, with ‘corporations’ replacing people … (more)

[Charles O’Kelley, JOTWELL, 22 November]

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