Pushing the Personhood Envelope


California activist Jonathan Frieman finally got his day in court in January, but a Marin County judge quickly rejected his argument that he’s entitled to use the state’s carpool lanes accompanied only by a stack of corporate papers in the passenger seat. (In the 2012 Republican primaries, Mitt Romney famously asserted a corporation’s general right under the law to be treated as a “person.”) The judge decided the state legislature’s carpool law was intended to reduce traffic clutter; driving alone with only corporate papers was unrelated to the goal. Frieman told reporters he’d been carrying the papers around for years, hoping to be challenged.

No comments on this story | Add your comment
Please log in or register to add your comment