Dartmouth College v. Woodward - 1819

Since when is a college a corporation?  This was U.S. Supreme Court justice John Marshall’s assertion.  A college is a single entity in a fixed location with a mission to educate youth not to make a profit.  To make such an assertion about the “individual” nature of a corporation in the guise of a small, remote school and then to use this bold and specious proposition to create legal immunity for all corporations allowing two hundred years of exploitation and abuse that resulted in the wholesale evacuation of American industry to Asia is a colossal mis-reading of the Constitution and a long-running miscarriage of justice.  It is time to re-visit the Dartmouth College Case and in so doing to re-define the corporation in terms by which they can both be held accountable and by which they can thrive on our shores.