Re: Free speech vs. big money spin

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 27 Jun 1997 14:06:38 -0400

Anton Sherwood wrote:
> Michael Lorrey asks
> : Why is it that corporations are given rights that only reside in
> : individual citizens? A corporation is not a person, not a citizen, ergo,
> : it has no rights. One could say that the individuals who work at or own
> : the corporation have rights of free speech, yet those individuals are
> : not liable for the corporations actions, so they as individuals cannot
> : be sued for libel, slander, and other illegal use of free speech.
> Why shouldn't a group of us, jointly using parts of our property,
> have the same rights that each of us has with respect to our individual
> property?
> The penalty for libel is generally monetary, so where is the difficulty
> in imposing such penalty on a corporation?

The legal definition of actual libel hold that one condition be that the
libeler commited the libel with actual malice. Does a corporation have

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