The Supreme Court ruled today that although a corporation is a “person” (thanks to Citizens United), it has no right to “personal privacy.” The Court rejected AT&T’s effort to wield its “personal privacy” rights to block the release of documents it deemed unflattering.
But wait, there’s more! Roberts’s (yes, it end in ‘s) decision is word-nerd heaven: he gets deep into a discussion of adjectives, nouns, and the nuances of meaning.
The gist of his reasoning seems to be something like this: because corny doesn’t mean like corn, personal doesn’t mean connected to any entity that happens to be called a person. I’m not sure that logic quite clicks, but it got him to the right result, so it’s all good.