Savor this one while you can, because you and I both know it’s going to get thrown out of court. There was this guy, see, and he got ticketed for driving alone in a California carpool lane. But he says there’s no way he was alone, see, because he had his corporation papers with him right there on the front seat, and as we all know…
“Under the law, a corporation is a person.”
He waved his corporation papers at the officer, he told NBCBayArea.com, saying that corporations are people under California law. [...]
Frieman, who faces a traffic court on Monday, plans to tell the judge that this isn’t about carpool lanes; it’s about corporate power.
“I’m just arresting their power and using it for my service to drive in the carpool lane,” he told NBC Bay Area’s Jean Elle.
University of San Francisco law professor Robert Talbot says Frieman’s argument may not hold up because it steers too far from the intent of carpool lane laws.
Intent inschment. The law allows corporations to be people when it comes to donating to greedy politicians, so it should apply here.
If not, then it’s time to dump Citizens United, the terrible SCOTUS ruling that got us into this mess in the first place.
But admit it, isn’t corporate personhood fun when it works for the average citizen?