[OT] Corporation's rights (was Re: Nuke Redmond!)

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
Date: Tue Jan 16 16:42:39 2001

At 04:11 PM 1/16/2001 -0800, Eric Smith wrote:
>There are people tring to get this fixed. The proposed Citizen's
>Sovereignty Amendment would eliminate this nonsense, and return to the
>states (under the 10th Amendment) the right to regulate corporations:
>[Personally I don't think it has a snowball's chance in hell of getting
>passed and ratified, but it's a worthy cause.]

Actually it might get passed without that last clause. Why artifically deny
the citizens the right to purchase (or do commerce with) a corporation that
does not have a US office? It purports to give jurisdiction over the
corporate entity thus US laws could be made to apply to said entity, but
while necessary it is clearly insufficient (in particular web sites that
provide "data" as a service but are only on the web, not instantiated in
offices locally) and the clause's presence is not helpful.

Received on Tue Jan 16 2001 - 16:42:39 GMT

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