Thomas Jefferson wanted to include animals as those with rights, but only people were included in the constitution. Corporations had no rights, and had to “serve the people”. Find out how a mistake by the court reporter in Santa Clara in 1886 led generations of lawyers to erroneously believe that a law set precedence for corporations to have the rights of personhood. I knew it was all a horrible mistake, but now we have the proof.

- Cheryl Meeker [Thursday, April 10th, 2003]


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