Are Corporations Persons?

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Heard On University Of The Air

In 2011 UW-Madison historian Paul Boyer was a guest on University of the Air, taking up the question: Are Corporations Persons? The question recurred in the US Supreme Court many times during the 19th century and still resonates today. In the hour to come, we’ll find out how railroads used the concept of personhood to get 14thamendment protection. In more recent years, the debate has centered on the role that corporate money can play in elections.

Episode Credits

  • Emily Auerbach Host
  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Paul Boyer Guest

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