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person

Legally, any natural or artificial person, which would include corporations, partnerships, associations, and limited liability companies. If it is important to distinguish among the “persons” who may do something or who are prohibited from doing something, relevant contracts, leases, or statutes will usually define the term.

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Just as Representative Ryan has conditions for his willingness to serve as House Speaker, so the pro-life voters have conditions in our willingness to support him," explained Jennifer Mason, Personhood USA spokesperson.
His tone implied that all of this uproar about corporate personhood is a tempest in a teapot.
First, theories of personhood, federalism, and linguistics are examined to demonstrate that constitutional fetal personhood (25) does not exist.
While the articles that follow engage most directly with Pacific scholarship, they are also developed with a cognisance of the challenge this work represents not only for so-called 'Western' models of personhood, but also for many of the concepts that underpin social science as it has developed and continues to develop in post-industrialised academic settings.
Corporate personhood is thus not only a mechanism for the creation of wealth (by encouraging investment), it is also a mechanism for enforcing accountability (by providing a deep pocket to sue).
One would think such a clear defeat would signal the end for the personhood initiative.
Am I Not a Child is a media campaign of the Rochester Black/Hispanic Personhood Initiative, a collaboration of local community leaders which exists to educate the community toward an understanding of the personhood of all, especially the preborn girl and boy, laying a foundation for a personhood amendment to the constitution of New York State.
The ground of personhood (ontic voice, power, inspiration) and its singular expressions (particular poems, phrases, images, and cadences) are always already com-plexly entangled with each other and never fully able to be isolated, in ways that major poets have always known.
The author makes a good point that psychologists think of personhood as a fixed concept rather than one based on the influences of a particular time and place.
He has published articles on theological language, personhood, the Trinity, and the engagement of science and theology.
Moreover, the figure of the person in human rights discourse is shaped by narratives of normative human personality development that assume and require imperialism, undermining radical decolonial politics and evading the fundamental problem of rights-bearing personhood as a category delimited by the state.
The concept has been pushed aggressively by the Colorado-based Personhood USA.