Corporate personhood is actually a long-standing legal principle in this country that dates back to the 19th century. But since the controversial Citizens United Supreme Court decision in 2010, there has been an ongoing debate over what rights corporations should and shouldn't have.
We talk with Boston College law professor Kent Greenfield about the constitutional rights that corporations have already been granted in this country, the rights that are still being debated, and what it all means for the future of our democracy.
Kent Greenfield, Boston College law professor, author of "Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It)." He tweets @kentgreenfield1.
This segment aired on November 20, 2018.