Wednesday, November 11, 2020
First: To all the veterans -- thank you for your service! As an immigrant who became a U.S. citizen in college and served 6 years of active duty in the U.S. Army before attending law school, I am proud to have joined you in taking the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Second: Jody Greene and Sharif Youssef have published "Human Rights after Corporate Personhood: An Uneasy Merger" (you can order an examination copy here or pre-order via Amazon here). I am grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute a chapter: "Killing Corporations to Save Humans: How Corporate Personhood, Human Rights, and the Corporate Death Penalty Intersect." Here's the University of Toronto Press pitch:
Human Rights after Corporate Personhood offers a rich overview of current debates, and seeks to transcend the "outrage response" often found in public discourse and corporate legal theory. Through original and innovative analyses, the volume offers an alternative account of corporate juridical personality and its relation to the human, one that departs from accounts offered by public law. In addition, it explores opportunities for the application of legal personality to assist progressive projects, including, but not limited to, environmental justice, animal rights, and Indigenous land claims.
Presented accessibly for the benefit of non-specialist readers, the volume offers original arguments and draws on eclectic sources, from law and poetry to fiction and film. At the same time, it is firmly grounded in legal scholarship and, thus, serves as an essential reference for scholars, students, lawmakers, and anyone seeking a better understanding of the interface between corporations and the law in the twenty-first century.