Corporations as people? — more like CEOs as superpersons
I think the law has long had a term, “fictional person”, which allowed it to give corporations and other associations (including governmental entities) standing in legal proceedings.
That “person” designation has never been seen as a constitutional regulatory limit, until now.
Corporations aren’t just “people”. They are leadership-dominated institutions, with the leadership having far more power over the employees (including arbitrary hire and fire) than the government does over citizens. The Supreme Court decision, I fear, takes us down a road that may well allow CEOs to steal as much money as they want from shareholders (out of profits) and employees (out of paychecks) to pursue their own dreams of power and influence. More of this goes on today than is commonly reported or recognized. Tomorrow will be worse.