Thoughts on the Corporation as a Person for Purposes of Corporate Criminal Liability
Joan MacLeod Heminway
University of Tennessee College of Law
July 14, 2011
Stetson Law Review, Vol. 41, 2011
University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 166
This brief piece explores basic connections between Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and corporate criminal liability. An opinion of the Tennessee Attorney General released after Citizens United acts as a further discussion catalyst for, and illustration of, the arguments advanced in this Article. Ultimately, the Article urges a way of looking at corporate criminal liability that is not 'wooden' - an approach that shows some sensitivity to issues of policy and theory (including those related to agency law and punishment).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: citizens united, corporate personhood, corporate criminal liability
JEL Classification: G38, K14, K22, K41, K42
Date posted: January 31, 2012 ; Last revised: February 22, 2012
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