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Judicial activism at work in Hobby Lobby decision [Letter]

The strict constructionists on the Supreme Court had no difficulty with infusing personhood upon corporations ("Corporations trump people in Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision," June 30.

Corporations are legal fictions created in the 19th century to promote economic growth by facilitating the ability to raise investment capital. They were never intended to have the entire range of rights and privileges as actual persons.

Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations were persons in the context of political contributions. Now the court has discovered that corporations possess religious beliefs.

Carrying that doubtful logic to its inevitable conclusion, corporations will someday be permitted to vote. Judicial activism is not only alive, but it flourishes at the highest level.

Marvin I. Singer, Baltimore

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