03 Jan '14 16:14>1 edit
Originally posted by no1marauderYes. First amendment protects freedom of assembly.
Answer mine. I just answered yours.
Does one have a Constitutional right to form a corporation?
If the government requires individuals to incorporate in order to operate as a group (e.g. open a bank account in the name of the group), then it should have no reason to prevent a group from incorporating.
So you're saying the New York Times has freedom of press only because they claimed that right in their articles of incorporation. Bizarre.
I guess going forward anyone who incorporates could add one or two sentences to their hundreds of pages of articles saying "This corporation exists to manifest the moral convictions of its owners".
That's a bizarre world.
Edit: This would eventually lead to the "mother-may-I" clause. New York Times enjoys their first amendment right. But sorry Hobby Lobby, you didn't say "mother-may-I". You forgot to put a clause in your articles of incorporation claiming your rights.