February 23, 2014

“44 Law Professors Make A Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility” [Darleen Click]

Secularist lawyers want only their religion recognized by corporations and law.

I was completely nonplussed when I saw this brief filed by 44 law professors in the appeal now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., Case No. 13-354. I was shocked because the brief constitutes a frontal assault on corporate social responsibility.

For example, the law professors make the following apocalyptic claim:

If this Court were to agree that, as a matter of federal law, shareholders holding a control bloc of shares in a corporation may essentially transfer their [social responsibility] beliefs to the corporation, the results could be overwhelming.

Ok, I substituted “social responsibility” for “religious”. However, if the transfer of stockholder religious beliefs to the corporation would be “overwhelming”, why wouldn’t the same be true of beliefs regarding climate change, the environment, or other beliefs animating the corporate social responsibility movement?

Here are some more examples of how simply substituting “social responsibility” in the law professors’ brief converts the brief into an apology for eschewing corporate social responsibility:

State courts, too, could become clogged with business disputes between shareholders who disagree over what [social responsibility] identity, if any, their corporation should adopt.

Rather than embracing a rule that says that shareholders claiming control of a corporation can impose their personal [social responsibility] beliefs on minority (or even majority) shareholders and employees, the Court should reject the values pass-through theory.

Of course, the law and the real world belie the professors’ assertions. As I’ve pointed out, California has explicitly permitted the formation of nonprofit religious corporations for decades. […]

If corporations can’t have religious beliefs, then it follows that they can’t believe in climate change, sustainable investment or any other beliefs embraced by the corporate social responsibility movement.

The radical secularist/anti-theist religion is the only one to be allowed the public square.

No wonder Leftists are sympathetic to Islamism … the dedication to eradicating any dissent or opposition is rampant in both ideologies.

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h/t Ann Althouse

Posted by Darleen @ 11:13am

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Comments (38)

  1. Oof. Well, you know, there it is again! How ’bout them Cowboys!?

  2. 44? Must be getting harder to get people to sign on to the tripe of the day. Bill Clinton regularly got an nice round 100 of something or other to proclaim whatever he thought was to be the theme excrement of that day/week.

  3. Walmart whored for obamacare like a horny little bitch

    it makes shopping there a whole lot less fun

  4. i haven’t been yet this whole year come to think of it

  5. Lawyers are Dicks!
    News at Eleven.
    meanwhile … … … …

  6. Corporations have only one responsibility: to provide a positive cash flow to investors and shareholders.

    That is all.

  7. ****“If I was Vladimir Putin today at the end of the Olympics, I’d be a little nervous,” said Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. “The people of Russia have watched this transpire, and they’re tired of the crony capitalism and kleptocracy that governs Russia today.”****


  8. Man, I really hate twitter. It’s like a forum bred with a mailing list and we are stuck with the useless hybrid of the two as a shouty quasi-linked mess that read like memos taken down from a drunk angry loony on the toilet and the transcriber was sedated.

  9. Man, I really hate twitter. It’s like a forum or news group bred with a mailing list and now we are stuck with a useless hybrid of the two. It’s a shouty quasi-linked mess that reads like a sedated person with short term memory problems was transcribing memos dictated by some drunk angry loony siting on the toilet. Ugggh. Horrible.

  10. Oh, it DID post. Great.

  11. Oh come on — my tweets aren’t that bad.


  12. Oh! Speaking of Law Professors, a Very Special Law Professor Known to All and Worshiped by Bloggers All made a subtle statement today…

    Americans rising up against government
    America’s ruling class has been experiencing more pushback than usual lately. It just might be a harbinger of things to come.

    “Ruling class”, Glenn? Where’d you find that turn of phrase ?

    Though people have taken to the streets from Egypt, to Ukraine, to Venezuela to Thailand, many have wondered whether Americans would ever resist the increasing encroachments on their freedom. I think they’ve begun.

    Hmmph. Next thing you know he’ll be on some English professor’s shit list.

  13. Ruling class-lessness”

  14. Usenet never had a gulag, just a kill-file.

  15. The problem is that judges, the executive branch and congress, can and have decided what exactly ‘social justice” is and what corporations need to do about it in order to keep in business.

  16. how’s the borscht in the gulag?

  17. The latest rhetoric from the Chavistas is instructive:


    “We revolutionaries want peace and we’ve had incredible patience, but they’re abusing it.”

    The graphic caption: Y tú loco loco pero yo tranquilo. “You’re all crazy but I am tranquil.”

    “Peace” in this case means “STFU and take it, you ingrates. Chávez gave you cheap gasoline and free education, but let a little toilet paper run out and you wreck the whole country.”

    The Chavistas, you see, only want peace and happiness and tranquility, whereas these brats are throwing a temper tantrum. “The people want peace and the people guarantee peace.”

    These are from #DesconectateDelOdio “Disconnect yourself from hatred.”


    “Don’t play their game, disputing all over. Let them be consumed in their hatred among themselves. We are love and peace.”


    Damme, if these people aren’t cut from exactly the came cloth.

  18. Even the lefty Guardian can’t manage to cover over the mess that is Chavez’s Venezuela.


    Both accounts just got sprung from the gulag.

    DAMN if this wasn’t the worst time to be sidelined.

  20. – Selling your vote just isn’t that easy anymore. You simply never know what you’re going to get. Anyone who trusts the Left deserves what they get:

    Last year’s deportations were down 10 percent from 2012. Still, there were 1.93 million forced departures during Obama’s first five years in office, almost as many as the eight-year total under former President George W. Bush.

    ….and it looks like those that did are getting it but good.

  21. “If you like your mother you can keep your mother.”

    – I’ve decided that Ronstadts “Lies” would be perfect for Bumblefucks theme song, which is irony at its best owing to her very Conservative upbringing, versus her full stop Lefty pandering for commercial success, which she never had to do with her native talent. Pity that.

  22. It is sad GOOGLE chrome can’t do audio. too lazy to switch to firefox

    AMERICAN MASTERS | Neil Young Helpless | PBS imperialist bastards

  23. Twitter is retarded. I got suspended for making up humorous hashtags like #FattiesForNickSearcy. They thought it was spam. I had to promise not to do it again to get unsuspended. But I’m going to voluntarily resuspend myself out of not wanting more stupid in my future than I already have.

    Twitter is yet another post .com bubble billion dollar fad driven half assed mess that encourages people to act like drunk warthogs in a lightbulb factory.

  24. OT, but seemingly a bombshell.
    The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To “Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations”.

    ‘Splains many we’ve seen come and go ’round here?

    In the annals of internet conspiracy theories, none is more pervasive than the one speculating paid government plants infiltrate websites, social network sites, and comment sections with an intent to sow discord, troll, and generally manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations. Guess what: it was all true.

    Here’s the Scribd .pdf file. Worth downloading for closer review.

  25. As could be expected, they immediately
    brought into play against the Charter a whole set of slanders,
    distortions, abuse, half-truths and absolute falsehoods which all
    represent the dismal range of their capacity. Ispeak from experience
    as one who has been a favourite target for their sort of behaviour for
    the past thirty years, and who could well lay claim to the laurels of
    seniority and worthy service. Though the powers that be may not
    know it, or rather, would sooner not know it, nay, cannot afford to
    know it (for where else would they find more obedient, unscrupulous
    and servile creatures), the media are the principal, albeit
    unintentional, creators and encouragers of opposition, since they
    are totaJIy suspect and nobody believes them. People almost automatically
    take for gospel the opposite of what the papers say. Once
    all-powerful, the media were capable of pointing the finger that
    condemned people to death.
    @127 potpless

  26. Twitter is the first time in my life I was absolutely sure that I was too smart for the room. And I ain’t that smart.

  27. What are we gonna do now?
    Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a Jew?
    ‘Cause they’re working for the clampdown
    They put up a poster saying we earn more than you!
    When we’re working for the clampdown
    We will teach our twisted speech
    To the young believers
    We will train our blue-eyed men
    To be young believers

    The judge said five to ten, but I say double that again
    I’m not working for the clampdown
    No man born with a living soul
    Can be working for the clampdown
    Kick over the wall ’cause government’s to fall
    How can you refuse it?
    Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
    D’you know that you can use it?

    The voices in your head are calling
    Stop wasting your time, there’s nothing coming
    Only a fool would think someone could save you
    The men at the factory are old and cunning
    You don’t owe nothing, so boy get running
    It’s the best years of your life they want to steal

    You grow up and you calm down
    You’re working for the clampdown
    You start wearing the blue and brown
    You’re working for the clampdown
    So you got someone to boss around
    It makes you feel big now
    You drift until you brutalize
    You made your first kill now

    In these days of evil presidentes
    Working for the clampdown
    But lately one or two has fully paid their due
    For working for the clampdown
    Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
    Working for the clampdown
    Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
    Working for the clampdown

  28. They thought it was spam.

    Twitter treats most new accounts like spam, which is why they give you the captcha to prove you’re human.

    Twitter’s not for everyone, but the Revolution Has Been Tweeted in the Ukraine and Venezuela.

    Also, wit aggregation.

  29. C’mon, palaeomerus. Where else can you have this sort of fun?